Mark your calendars now for the Spring 2022 Book Sale!

Wednesday, March 30 – Saturday, April 2, 2022

Want to volunteer to take a shift during the sale? SIGN UP HERE

Memorial Library, Room 116+

  • Wednesday, March 30
    Preview Sale:  4:00-8:00 p.m. ($5 entry)
  • Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1
    Regular Sale: 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (no entry fee)
  • Saturday, April 2
    Bag Sale: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ($5 per bag)
    Bring your own grocery bag or purchase one for $1
    From 1:05-2:00 p.m. the remaining books & items are free

This semiannual sale is organized by the Friends to help to support our annual lecture series, special purchases for the library collections, preservation of library materials, and grants for the visiting scholar program.  We accept donations for upcoming sales on a continual basis. The sale is free (except the preview sale) and open to the public.

This is truly a community event.  More than 80 volunteers coordinate the event that draws students, faculty and visitors from around the Midwest. Books for the sale are donated primarily by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff, students, and Madison-area residents.