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2018 Book Sales


February 10-11: February Book Sale

  • 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

June 21: Jubilee Day Book Sale

  • Members Preview: Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Book Sale: Thursday, June 21, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Bag Sale: Thursday, June 21, 3:15 - 5:00 pm

October 27-28: October Book Sale

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



Book Sales are held at our Book Sale Center, 114 North York St., Mechanicsburg. The entrance to the Book Sale Center is off of North York St.


"Members Only" preview from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on the night before the sale. Invitations to Preview Night are mailed one month prior to the sale to current Friends' members. Memberships may be purchased at the door at Preview Night. Purchase limit of 25 items per membership 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.


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-booksale frequently as the shelves are restocked on a weekly basis.


Book Sale and Donation Drop Off Location

All book donations should be delivered to our Book Donation Drop Off Center located at 114 North York St., Mechanicsburg. Book donations should be placed in the blue shed on the side of the warehouse building. Donations must dropped off in sturdy bags or boxes. No loose items, please! DO NOT drop of items for the book sale at 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



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

as we are unable to sell them.


Please re-evaluate your donations if they are:


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













Page Updated: 

February 1, 2018

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