About the Book Sale

The Book Sale, in support of the Media-Upper Providence Free Library, is run entirely by volunteers and relies solely upon donations from the community. It is held bi-annually, typically on the third weekend in April and October.

What to Expect

Sale items include hardback, paperback, and coffee table books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, puzzles, games, sheet music, and vintage & ephemera items.

There are over 30,000 books and thousands of additional items for sale, spread across all three floors of the library. Inventory is always refreshed since the last sale.

This is a well-organized sale with all items sorted into categories. Our books are stored on shelves (not in boxes) spread over a 4,000 square-foot shopping area and are categorized into fiction, non-fiction, mystery, sci-fi/horror, teen literature, and children’s. Fiction is alphabetized by author. Non-fiction is categorized by subject, such as history, science, cooking, etc.

Signs are located inside the library indicating where the various collections are located.

Cash, check, or credit card (on sales of $10.00 or more) are accepted.

To alleviate crowding during the busiest hours of the sale, and to provide a safe and pleasant experience for all our shoppers, please be mindful of the following guidelines:

  • No wheeled vehicles permitted in the basement other than occupied strollers, wheelchairs, or library-owned bins and carts.
  • An area outside the library will be designated for parking strollers, wagons, carts, etc.  Library-owned bins and carts will be provided as needed.
  • No bags, boxes, or books will be permitted on the floor except in the designated holding areas or shelves.
  • On Saturday, there is a designated holding area for bags and boxes of books. On sale days, there is a shelving area to store selected books that can no longer be carried by hand. Please note that these are holding areas for books selected for purchase, not sorting areas. Items taken to holding areas will be considered purchased and you will be charged for them.


1 E Front St
Media, PA 19063


October 19-21, 2024


Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Monday: 9:30am – 6:00pm


Saturday: Most items are priced at $2 (or as marked)
Sunday: “½ Price Day” – most items are priced at $1
Monday: “Bag Sale” – $5 for a grocery store-sized bag

Cash, checks, or credit cards ($10 minimum) are accepted.

Interested in volunteering?

Our book sale is not just an event—it’s a testament to the dedication of our volunteers. From sorting books to assisting shoppers, every aspect of our sale is run by passionate individuals like you. Join us in making a difference and keeping the magic of reading alive in our community!

We are currently accepting donations.
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