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Join us for the Friends of the Libraries Book Sale!

Memorial Library, room 116

  • Wednesday, November 1
    Preview Sale:  4:00-8:00 p.m. ($5 entry)
  • Thursday and Friday, November 2 — November 3
    Regular Sale: 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (no entry fee)
  • Saturday, November 4
    Bag Sale: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ($4 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.  Nearly 60 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.