Book Sales at Simpson

Book Sale and Donation Center

Book donations should be delivered to our Book Donation Drop Off Center located at  45 West Allen Street, Mechanicsburg and placed in the blue book donation shed. We can only sell donations that are in good condition. Please don't drop off items that are smelly, falling apart, or moldy. Donations must dropped off in sturdy bags or boxes. No loose items, please! DO NOT drop off items for the book sale at the Library.  

Blue Donation Shed

 

2024 Book Sales
Book Sales will be held at our new location for the Book Sale Center45 West Allen Street, Mechanicsburg. Park at the Book Sale Center or in any Mechanicsburg Borough Public Parking Lots

Questions about the Book Sales or donations? Please email the Friends of Simpson Library at SPLFriendsBooks@gmail.com. A volunteer will respond to your message as soon as possible.

Bookshelves Books Sale Volunteers Books Sale Tables

February Book Sale: February 9 - 11, 2024

  • Members Preview: Friday, February 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Book Sale: Saturday, February 10, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Bag Sale: Sunday, February 11, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Spring Book Sale: April 26 - 28, 2024

  • Members Preview: Friday, April 26, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Book Sale: Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Bag Sale: Sunday, April 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

    Summer Book Sale: August 9 - 11, 2024

    • Members Preview: Friday, August 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Book Sale: Saturday, August 10, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Bag Sale: Sunday, August 11, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

    October Book Sale: October 25 - 27, 2024

    • Members Preview: Friday, October 25, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Book Sale: Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Bag Sale: Sunday, October 27, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

    Shopping Guidelines
    We ask all patrons to please adhere to the following guidelines so that everyone has a positive shopping experience:

    1. If you arrive before the start of the sale, please lineup in the designated area.  
    2. Please note that any belongings such as boxes, bags, and other objects may not be used to hold your place in line, nor can another person hold your place in line.  You must stand in line yourself to hold your place.
    3. Scanners are allowed, but please scan as you go; do not hoard books.
    4. Tables will be available where you can place your boxes and bins. They are not permitted on the sales floor.
    5. Be courteous to fellow shoppers and do not block aisles.
    6. For safety reasons, please do not use the shelving as a step ladder and do not allow small children to stand on chairs, tables, etc.  If you need help, just ask one of our volunteers and we would be glad to assist you.
    7. There is a cart for books that need to be re-shelved.  If you change your mind about something, please place it on the cart and a volunteer will put it back in the appropriate location.

    Book Sales will be held at our new location for the Book Sale Center, 45 West Allen Street, Mechanicsburg. Park at the Book Sale Center or in any Mechanicsburg Borough Public Parking Lots

    "Members Only" preview from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on the Friday night before the sale. Invitations to Preview Night are mailed one month prior to the sale to current Friends' members, and a list of members will be at the door. Memberships may be purchased at Preview Night. 

    Bag Sale - All the books you can fit in a level bag for only $10.00! Some restrictions apply. Paper bags supplied by the Friends of the Library.

    Book Sale Map – Plan your shopping trip!

    Book Sale Prices – Here's the current price list! You can pay with cash or credit card.

    Visa AcceptedMasterCard AcceptedDiscover Accepted

    Mini Book Sale at the Library EVERY DAY!

    Did you know? Books are available for purchase at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library at 16 North Walnut Street every hour that the library is open! On the Upper Level you can purchase books for adults and teens. On the Lower Level, we have a collection of children's books available for purchase. Be sure to check out the Mini Book Sale frequently as the shelves are restocked on a weekly basis.

    You can buy gift cards for the Mini Book Sale! The gift cards are sold at the Main Desk of the library for $5. The lucky recipient can use their gift card to buy books, music, puzzles, games, comic books, and more at the Mini Book Sales on the Upper and Lower Levels of the library.

    Book Donation Guidelines

    The quality of the books available for purchase at our book sales is only as good as the quality of the donations that we receive throughout the year. If you have items you would like to donate, please follow these guidelines. Donations must be dropped off in sturdy bags or boxes. Please, no loose books. Book donation receipt. (PDF, 30KB, 1 page)

    The donations appreciated are:

    • Children’s and teen books
    • Hardcover and paperback fiction and non-fiction
    • Media in working condition, such as: DVDs, music CDs, books on CD, video games
    • Textbooks (copyright within 5 years) that show minimal wear and tear
    • Travel books (copyright within 3 years)
    • Games and puzzles
         

    PLEASE DO NOT DONATE:

    • Cassettes
    • VHS tapes
    • Older textbooks
    • Encyclopedias
    • Magazines
    • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books

     

     

    We cannot sell donations that are:

    • Moldy, dirty or water-damaged
    • Damaged or missing pages
    • Marked with underlining/highlighting of text
     

      

     

     

     


     

    Questions about the Book Sales or donations? Please email the Friends of Simpson Library at SPLFriendsBooks@gmail.com. A volunteer will respond to your message as soon as possible.

     

     

    Page Updated

    April 11, 2024