Spring Big Book Sale: Success!

 Thank you to all of our volunteers, members, book donors, sponsors and shoppers for making our 6th Annual Spring Big Book Sale a slammin’ success. The sale brought in over $200,000 for the San Francisco Public Library! Our favorite thing about putting on the West Coast’s largest used book sale is that proceeds support learning […]

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to all of our Spring Big Book Sale sponsors and group volunteers for contributing to the success of our sale! A very special thanks  to Amoeba, Flax and the San Francisco Film Society for helping to spread the word. Check out Flax’s 2 new locations (they’re our neighbors in Fort Mason Center and […]

The Artist is Present: Big Book Sale Poster Signing with Illustrator Wayne Shellabarger!

Wayne Shellabarger is one of our favorite Bay Area artists, and we’re thrilled to have him join us this Sunday, April 3rd during our 6th Annual Spring Big Book Sale to sign posters! Over the last two years, Wayne has illustrated & designed 4 posters for our Annual Spring and Fall Big Book Sales and the […]

Become a Spring Big Book Sale Table Sponsor!

Do you own a business and are looking to get the word out? Do you have a cause you’d like to promote? Would you like an opportunity to support the San Francisco Public Library? We have just the thing for you: Big Book Sale table sponsorship! Sponsorship begins at $250 and includes your choice of […]

FREE Books at our Spring Big Book Sale

Here’s an insider’s tip: items at our 6th Annual Spring Big Book Sale are 100% FREE if you volunteer! That’s right – all you have to do is sign up for a shift (or two or three), help us put on the biggest used book sale on the West Coast, enjoy free pizza (sign up […]

Member Preview Sale & Reception: Wine, Treats & 1st Access!

There are a host of reasons why you should join Friends and support the San Francisco Public Library. And at the top of the list? Tickets to attend the exclusive Member Preview Sale & Reception for the upcoming 6th Annual Spring Big Book Sale! Members are invited to access the sale the evening before it […]

Coming Up: 6th Annual Spring Big Book Sale!

The countdown begins: we’re only 3 weeks away from the biggest book selling event of the season! Join us March 30th – April 3rd from 10 AM – 6 PM in Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture: Festival Pavilion and dig into 250,000 books & media in over 75 categories, priced at $3 and […]

A Portrait of the Artist: Meet our Poster Designer!

Wayne Shellabarger is one of our favorite artists living in the Bay Area, and we’re thrilled to debut his 3rd poster design for our upcoming Big Book Sale. Wayne has illustrated numerous covers and articles for the San Francisco Bay Guardian (RIP) and has illustrated and designed the promotional posters for the 20th Anniversary of […]

CLA PR Excellence Award

Remember the iconic poster from our 50th Anniversary Big Book Sale? Say “hello” to the winner of the California Library Association’s PR Excellence Awards! The design won 1st place in the “print” category this year. Special shout-out goes to illustrator Wayne Shellabarger, the man behind the magic of our last few Big Book Sale ad […]

NEEDED: Volunteers for our Fall Big Book Sale!

It takes a village to put on a Big Book Sale, and we need YOUR help! Volunteers assist with every aspect of the sale from set-up to close, and receive free books with every shift. Register today to participate in the largest used book sale on the west coast! For more information about volunteering please […]