Massive Comic Book Sale: July 9th

On Saturday, July 9th our Book Donation Center will be selling over 40,000 comic books for only .25 cents a piece! Mark your calendar and don’t miss out on one of the biggest comic book sales in the city. There will be tons of boxes of Sci-Fi television and film glossy magazines, so now is the […]

Join us for the Northern California Book Awards!

Celebrate the Bay Area’s vibrant literary scene this month with the 35th Annual Northern California Book Awards, co-sponsored by Friends! This event recognizes the best published works of 2015 and celebrates Northern California authors. Berkeley eco-feminist author Susan Griffin will be honored with the Fred Cody Award for lifetime achievement and service. The NCBR Recognition […]

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 […]

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Main Library

Twenty years have passed since the San Francisco Main Library first opened its doors to great acclaim on April 18, 1996, and the anniversary is being celebrated with more than 20 lively programs, events and exhibits! In 1988 Friends championed Proposition A, a bond issue that funded $109.5 million to build the new Main Library. 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 […]

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 […]

Coming Up: Readers Bookstore Member Sales

 We recommend getting your holiday shopping done at Readers Bookstores this season because we have some great member sales coming up: Thanksgiving Sale: 35% off November 21st – 29th (please note that both stores closed 26th and 27th) December Holiday Sale: items are 20% off all month long! Our Readers Bookstores have something for everyone: […]

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 […]

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 […]