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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday, September 15, 2023 5:00 PM - Monday, September 18, 2023 2:00 PM (CDT)


The Friends of the Marshalltown Public Library will hold its annual book sale on Friday, September 15 from 5:00-7:30 PM, Saturday, September 16  from 9AM-3PM, Sunday, September 17 from 1-5PM, and Monday, September 18 from 9AM-2PM. The sale will take place in the library’s Community Meeting Rooms.

Books will be available for every age and interest. A large selection of books will be for sale, including best sellers, mysteries, romances and westerns. Non-fiction selections will include cookbooks, biographies, history, inspiration, travel and more.

On Friday, we will have a Friends of the Library member preview night from 5:00-7:30 PM. Friends of the Library members will get a chance to peruse and purchase books and other items before the general public. This is for Friends members who have paid their dues in the last year; people can also become a member of the Friends of the Library the day of the sale for $10.00.

Books will be sold on Friday and Saturday for $1 for hardcover and trade paperback books and 25 cents for mass market, pocket-size paperbacks. DVDs, videos, and other media also will be available at the sale. The traditional “bag sale” will be on Sunday when a grocery bag of books will sell for just $1.00. Monday will have a $1 admission fee – take as many books as you’d like!

All proceeds from the sale go to the Friends of the Marshalltown Public Library and will be used to purchase new materials of all types and for all ages. Cash, check and credit card accepted as payment.


Friday: free for Friends members - $10 to join the Friends

Saturday and Sunday: free admission, but books will have various charges

Monday: $1 admission, but take as many books as you like!

Marshalltown Public Library
105 West Boone Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158 United States

Marshalltown Public Library, Community Meeting Rooms

Friday, September 15, 2023 5:00 PM - Monday, September 18, 2023 2:00 PM (CDT)

Friday, September 15: 5:00-7:30pm for Friends members

Saturday, September 16: 9:00am-3:00pm

Sunday, September 17: 1:00-5:00pm

Monday, September 18: 9:00am-2:00pm

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