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Friends of the Library Pop-Up Book Sale

February 24, 2017

The Friends of the Oakville Public Library (FOL) are excited to be holding their first-ever Pop-Up Book Sale from March 4 to March 5. The sale will take place in the auditorium of the Oakville Public Library’s Central Branch, and will offer a wide selection of books and DVDs for all age groups and interests.

This Pop-Up Book Sale is a great opportunity for book enthusiasts to stock up on items for their personal collections. All items on sale are either new or gently used, are in great condition, and are no more than $2 each. Customers also have the option to purchase a bag full of books for only $10.

The Pop-Up Book Sale is a new initiative of the FOL, piggybacking off their annual spring and fall book sales. Over $500,000 was raised from past sales and has been used to support various library services, including events like Battle of the Books and Write2Xpress.

The FOL have held over 20 Book Sales to date, and have seen hundreds of thousands of items sold to community members.

The FOL 2017 Book Sale will run from May 3 to May 7, with the following 2017 Fall Book Sale running from November 8-12. The first day of each sale is a special ‘Friends Only’ night for individuals who are registered FOL Members.

Community members have the opportunity to become a FOL Member by signing up at the library and paying the annual fee of $10. Becoming an FOL Member allows you to gain early and exclusive access to the annual spring and fall book sales, and supports both the Oakville Public Library and your community.

Individuals who are unable to attend any FOL sale have the option of purchasing items from the ‘Friendly Finds’ bookshelves located at all branches.

The Friends of the Oakville Public Library are excited to pilot this new initiative with the community, and hope to plan additional pop-up sales throughout the year.


A version of this article was originally published in the Oakville Beaver on February 24, 2017.