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. Due to ongoing issues, scanning books will no longer be allowed at Wednesday’s sale. Anyone caught scanning on Wednesday will be asked to leave the sale. You are welcome to scan at Saturday’s sale.

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.

2020 Main Library Book Sale

  • January 29 & Feb 1
  • March 25 & 28
  • May 13 & 16
  • July 15 & 18
  • September 16 & 19
  • December 2& 5

Donating to the Book Sales

We are happy to accept donations for the book sales. Bring your items to the front desk any time during library hours. Popular mysteries, novels, science fiction, and fantasy as well as classic literature, poetry and children’s books are particularly appreciated. Textbooks are accepted only if less than five years old. We’ll also accept DVDs, videogames, records, CDs, and the like. Thank you!

We Accept in good condition
  • Books (including large print)
  • CDs
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • DVDs
  • Records
  • Videogames
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.”