Friends of the

Tompkins County Public Library

Book Sale

Exterior make-over, 2016


New bike racks with the Friends' logo


Twice a year tents line the sidewalk to the end of the block on the Friday night before opening Saturday.


Cashier area ready for customers.  CD wall in the background.


Intent shoppers on day 1 of the sale.

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Proceeds from the book sale support the Tompkins County Public Library, the Finger Lakes Library System, and many small libraries and reading-related organizations in the Finger Lakes area.


Fully stocked before opening day.

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All emptied out.


5' Gaylords filled with leftover books await pick up.  Typically about 80% of the 250,000 books sell.  An 18-wheeler takes as many leftovers as will fit to Thrift Books for resale; the remainder of the books, sadly, go to the recycling center.