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Sales & Signup

On-Site Book Sale October 8th and 9th! 

Our next on-site book sale is scheduled October 8th and 9th in the Albany Community Center Big Room. It will be a 50-cent sale with the addition of some higher priced Christmas and Hanukkah items.

Saturday, October 8th:  9:30AM – 5:30PM
Sunday, October 9th: 11:00AM – 4:00PM

We will be seeking volunteers for the Book Sale from the Friends of the Albany Library.

As in prior sales, your contributions and support are much appreciated! We can’t do it without you! 


Friends sales are in major categories described below:

Daily “Ongoing” Shelf sale in the Library

FAL sells a variety of interesting books including Kids, picture, topical, holiday-themed, mystery, etc on the library shelf just across from the checkout desk. Most of these books look like they first did at the bookstore, but many are just $1! Come and check them out whenever the library is open, inventory changes most days.

Collectible, Rare, Vintage

These are typically older and unique items ranging in price from $2 to $hundreds. Check publicity for scheduled sales to find out if CRV is offered – usually it is at the May and November sales.

Friends Online Sales 24 hours a day

FAL benefits from more valuable books sold online. These books go to buyers all over the world.

On-site Book Sale Results for Recent Sales


  • May – $3013


  • November – $1507


  • March – $659