Discover Hidden Gems at Friends of the Library Book Sale

Do you love discovering unique finds and being surprised by hidden gems? If you haven’t been to a Friends of the Library book sale yet, you are missing out! The next public sale is this Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 from 1-3 p.m. It is held in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room.

Sunday’s sale includes a special $5 per bag sale. Bags are provided at the sale if you need them, but you can also bring your own.

The sale features thousands of donated items. Friends member Elisabeth Dubberley says, “I love seeing the wide variety of materials and genres at our book sales. You can find all sorts of hidden gems, from fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks to DVDs and CDs. There really is something for everyone!”

Along with discovering unique finds, the sale offers you a tangible way to support your Library. All proceeds from the sale go to furthering Johnson City Public Library’s work.

The sale prices are unbeatable. Paperbacks cost $1 and hardbacks cost $3; children’s books are 4 for $1 and children’s chapter books are 2 for $1. CDs are 4 for $1 and DVDs are $1 each. You can also purchase a Library tote bag full of items for $25.

In addition to the Saturday and Sunday sales, Friends of the Library members are invited to a special preview sale on Friday, April 29 from 5:30-7 p.m.

The Friends of the Johnson City Public Library is a volunteer group dedicated to the welfare and promotion of the Library. You can sign up to become a Friends member at the preview sale or by emailing the Friends. Click here if you’d like more information about the group.

Visit, call (423) 434-4450, or drop by 100 West Millard Street to use your Library. Like Johnson City Public Library on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to receive daily updates on collections, services, and programs.

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