Local Book Sales


We will promote ANY Kentucky public library book sale (periodic or ongoing) on our website and through our Facebook page. Our goal is to promote your efforts and make it easier for customers to find all of Kentucky public libraries’ book sales. Tell us about your sale!

The Friends of the Madison County Public Library are planning a sale on October 31st from 12 till 4pm in the parking lot of Berea Baptist Church, 210 Chestnut St., Berea (across from the library).  They will have lots of Friends’ tote bags filled with books by genre, for just $5! Genre choices range from non-fiction, fiction, romance, mystery, Christian fiction, young adults, children’s books, cds, and more.   With it being Halloween, they will also be handing out pre-bagged candy to children.

 The Madison County Friends will also be holding an in person RARE book sale on November 7th from 10am till 2pm at the Richmond branch, 507 W. Main St., Richmond.  This event will require advance registration,  as they will allow 10 people per each 30 minute cycle.  They will practice safe distancing, and will require everyone to wear masks and gloves.  Folks can email Friendsmcplky@gmail.com to register for a time slot (10:00-10:30, 10:30-11:00, 11:00-11:30, 11:30-12:00, 12:00-12:30, 12:30-1:00, 1:00-1:30, or 1:30-2:00.)  They have amazing titles that will be of special interest to collectors and will be selling the rare books for about 50% of what you could find online!!

The Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library will be holding a membership event via Zoom on October 22 from 11:30-1:00 called “Preparing for a Healthy Happy Holiday… even in 2020.”  There will be a presentation from the Friends, Foundation, and Library then at 12:30 a doctor will share how to be safe this holiday season. Followed by a Q&A.  

The Friends of the Daviess County Public Library are participating in a “Pot of Dough” fundraiser. Azzip Pizza (which has locations in Owensboro, Bowling Green and in Indiana) provided 100 key tags for Friends and their supporters to use when ordering/buying food. The tag is like a personal shopper’s card that is linked to the Friends account and can be used multiple times. The Friends  receive 5% of the purchase price from September through November. From Oct. 19-21, the group will receive 20% during special Giveback Days. The Friends will also be entered into a drawing for a grand prize of $10,000 and five $1,000 prizes.

The Friends of the Scott County Public Library are “back at work!”  While wearing masks and practicing social distancing, they have held two Board meetings and made the decisions to reopen the Friends Book Store and to conduct their annual Holiday Silent Auction.  The book store is in a new location:  just to their right as library patrons leave the lobby and enter the building.  

Their Annual Holiday Silent Auction, though probably smaller this year, will feature donated gift baskets and holiday décor for which patrons will place bids from November 1st through November 18th. 

The Book Cellar at the Lexington Public Library is closed, but members of the Friends of the Lexington Public Library may now take advantage of curbside service to purchase books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines from the Friends Book Cellar.  Friends may call or email the Book Cellar to place their orders. Credit/debit card information will be collected, and customers may pick up their orders at curbside.  They will also ship merchandise and collect for the service by phone.  Members can call 859-231-5505 on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to speak with a bookseller. Call or email to friends@friendsbookcellar.org at other times to leave a voicemail message and/or an email address that we will return on weekdays from 10-1. Include a description of the merchandise you desire.  They will call or email when the order is ready, typically within a few days. At that time, major credit or debit card information will be taken and a time arranged for pickup, available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-1. Sorry, no cash or checks.  Pickups may be made at three reserved parallel parking spaces on Main Street in front of the library, or at the book drop area just inside the breezeway off Main Street. Call 859-231-5505 when you have arrived.