Book Sales at BAPL

The booksale at the Main Library is held every other month. We offer coffee-table art books, best sellers, children’s books, trade paperbacks, mass-market, nonfiction, older collectables including first editions — You name it, we have it.

Book sales are held Wednesdays from noon to 8 PM & Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM. Most credit & debit cards are accepted. Drop off your donations anytime the Library is open.

Request our monthly e-newsletter with special event and booksale reminders.

The South Side Branch booksale is offered twice a year: spring and fall. Call for dates and times.

2017 Book Sale Schedule

  • January 25 & 28
  • March 22 & 25
  • May 17 & 20
  • July 19 & 22
  • September 13 & 16
  • November 29 & December 2

Donating to the Book Sales

The public may bring donations for the book sales to the circulation desk anytime during regular library hours. Popular mysteries, novels, science fiction, and fantasy as well as classic literature, poetry and children’s books are appreciated. Textbooks are accepted only if less than five years old.

Books from the following topics are welcome:

  • General Nonfiction: biography, history and politics & social issues
  • Reference: English and foreign language dictionaries, travel books, test guides, wedding planners, atlases & consumer guides
  • Business reference: finance, careers & computers
  • Wellness: diet, exercise, health, relationships, spirituality, psychology and relationships
  • Home living: renovations, decorating, gardening, crafts & antiques
  • Visual & Performing Arts: art, photography, music, dance & entertainment
We Accept in good condition
  • Books (including large print)
  • CDs
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • DVDs
  • Records
We Do NOT Accept
  • VHS tapes
  • Audiobooks on cassette
  • Readers Digest books
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedia sets older than five years
  • Textbooks older than five years

More Information

Our mission is to raise funds for the Bethlehem Area Public Library and to provide affordable books for the public. Visit our sale and find out why we are repeatedly called the “best book sale in the Lehigh Valley.”