Friends Book Sales

Each of our semi-annual sales features more than 30,000 items, conveniently arranged in nearly 70 categories and attractively priced. In between times, visit the Friends on the Internet for even more great choices.

Contact: Rhonda Hill, President, 203-438-3200

Upcoming Book Sales

All sales at the Library

Spring 2016
May 6-8, 2016
Children's Book Sale
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon $10 entry (free for Friends members)
Friday 12 noon - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price!

May 13-16, 2016
Annual Spring Used Book Sale
Friday 10:00 AM - 12 noon $10 entry (free for Friends members)
Friday 12 noon - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Half price!
Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM $5/bag - bring your own grocery bag


Special Memorial Day Sale

Monday, May 30, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on the Library lawn
Stop by before or after (or even during) the Memorial Day parade for great bargains on beach books!

Fall 2016
October 14 - 16
Children's Book Sale

October 21-24
Annual Fall Used Book Sale

Online Book Sales

Don't want to wait for the next book sale? Shop online 24/7. Hundreds of titles available, from bestsellers to first editions to hard-to-find novelties. And the Friends have great customer ratings for service and quality!

Find the Friends online on Amazon at

Community Involvement/Charitable Book Donation Requests

Organizations or individuals are invited to request access to books left over at the end of the book sale for charitable purposes.  Please contact Cris Nichols at  203-894-1401.

Guidelines for Book Donations

Donations of books for upcoming sales will be accepted at the Library at 472 Main Street during Library open hours only, please. 

 Please separate children's books from other materials.

All donations must be in good shape – no mold or mildew or odors.

Donations should be in sturdy containers (bags or boxes) of a reasonable size; liquor store boxes are ideal.

Donations must be brought into the Library during open hours and not left outside in the elements. Ask at the Circulation Desk to be directed to the designated donation drop-off area.

Pick-up may be arranged in special cases by contacting Cris Nichols at 203-894-1401.

A receipt for tax purposes will gladly be provided at the Circulation Desk. Value of donations is determined by the donor in consultation with their tax advisor.

The Friends reserve the right to limit or refuse donations temporarily when storage space is full and/or immediately prior to sale dates when time is needed to prepare. However, the Friends are always willing to discuss alternate arrangements if timing of a donation is an issue The Friends are happy to accept all books in good condition (except as listed below), including textbooks, computer books and series or sets like Time-Life.  Also accepted are audiobooks and DVDs.

The following items are not accepted:

  • Videorecordings (VHS tapes)
  • Magazines
  • Condensed books
  • Old software
  • LP records
  • Encyclopedias

All donations become the property of the Ridgefield Library and the Friends, to be used or disposed of as appropriate.  Donated items cannot be accepted with any conditions.