The Big Used Book Sale is Back

Friends of the Library Book SaleBook lovers rejoice! The 63rd annual Friends of the Library book sale is back at McKinley High School, beginning today and running through June 27. The annual event clears thousands of used and donated books from inventory, and can pick up more books than you can carry for just a few bucks.

Over the next week, over 100,000 books will be put up for sale, with new books brought out every day. And serious readers and collectors can often find treasures hidden among the boxes and shelves. This year’s stars include an autographed book penned by Queen Liliuokalani and a journal owned by Captain Cook, which have been set aside for silent auctions.

The event is notoriously warm and often crowded, but there’ll be food vendors this weekend and next. And if you want to see how things are going, there’s a webcam streaming live video from the McKinley High School cafeteria.

You’ll want to go early for the best selection, but all books are marked down by 50 percent on June 26, and any books left on June 27 will be priced at 50 cents. All proceeds go to support Hawaii’s public libraries statewide.

Friends of the Library Book Sale Dates & Hours

  • June 19 – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • June 20 – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • June 21-24 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • June 25 – 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • June 26 – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (50% off)
  • June 27 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (50¢ each)

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