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Friends of Lakewood Libraries book sale returns

Friends of Lakewood Libraries book sale returns

Visitors will find low-priced deals on used non-fiction, novels, large-format books and media at the Friends of the Lakewood Libraries (FOLL) sale on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Regular sale items include paperback books for 50 cents, hardback books for $1 and up, textbooks, encyclopedias, computer materials, children's books, unusual books and a “Teacher's Table.” Specials for this book sale include many vintage vinyls and even lower prices for romance novels.

Proceeds from the sale support Lakewood's two local libraries in many ways, including:

  • Purchases of additional books, books on CDs, DVDs and periodicals
  • Programming funds to bring professional performers or workshop presenters for a variety of arts and educational events
  • Incentives for the children’s Summer Reading Program
  • Movie licensing and supplies for art activities and STEM projects for all ages
  • Furniture to improve library spaces

The FOLL "Members only" sales are Thursday, April 4 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested in becoming members at the pre-sale can take advantage of the widest selection before the public sale. Memberships start as low as $5 for seniors, $10 for individuals and $15 for a family membership. Dues are tax deductible.

"Members only" times are also open to disabled patrons. Non-member shoppers may purchase FOLL memberships at the door. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags to the event at the Angelo M. Iacoboni Library at 4990 Clark Avenue in the Lakewood Civic Center.

For more information on FOLL, visit

Book donations are welcome. They should be brought to the Iacoboni Library at least a week prior to the event so that they can be processed for the sale. For questions, call 562-866-1777.