September book sale

Get ready, readers. The mornings are chilly, and the sun is setting earlier. Autumn is fast approaching, which means it’s time to think about cozy nights reading on the couch.

Luckily, we’ve got a book sale for that.

  • Saturday, September 14, 8-10am members only (join at the door), 10am-4pm open to the public
  • Sunday, June 15, 1-4pm

Browse hundreds of hardcover and softcover books, mass market paperbacks, children’s books, media, and much more. The library meeting room will be stuffed with so many books. 

Gear up for fall at the September book sale!

Books are a uniquely portable magic.

Stephen King

Book sale prep

It takes a lot of volunteers — preferably with strong backs — to get ready for a Friends of the Olympia Library giant book sale. Here are some photos from Pat Harper, our past president and publicity guru, from the sale in early June.

Volunteer coordinator Becky Walker organized the volunteer troops -- and the DIY section. (Pat Harper photo)
Volunteer coordinator Becky Walker organized the volunteer troops — and the DIY section. (Pat Harper photo)
Lug, stack, repeat. That's the book sale volunteer mantra. (Pat Harper photo)
Lug, stack, repeat. That’s the book sale volunteer mantra. (Pat Harper photo)
That's Membership Coordinator Jessica Galuska hard at work organizing books in the "Northwest" section of the sale. (Pat Harper photo)
That’s Membership Coordinator Jessica Galuska hard at work organizing books in the “Northwest” section of the sale. (Pat Harper photo)
When we run out of room on the tables, we start stashing books on the floor underneath. (Pat Harper photo)
When we run out of room on the tables, we start stashing books on the floor underneath. (Pat Harper photo)
So. Many. Books. (Pat Harper photo)
So. Many. Books. (Pat Harper photo)

Want to help the Friends? Sign up to volunteer — there are lots of opportunities, and we promise they don’t all involve toting boxes of books.

While you’re at it, become a member. It only costs a few bucks to support a great cause.

The next book sale is September 14-15, 2019. Mark your calendars!