Spring Used Book Sale

This is a past event. Monday, April 29 at 9:00am 3:00pm

DoubleTree by Hilton, Exhibit Hall 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

Join the Friends of the Multnomah County Library at the annual Spring Used Book Sale, Oregon’s biggest and best used book sale. This sale features over 40,000 items at great prices. Hardcover and quality trade paperbacks start at $2, mass market paperbacks and children’s books at 50 cents and $1, CDs at $1 and DVDs at $2. Also available are comic books, graphic novels, audio books, LPs, video games, pamphlets, sheet music and maps – all sorted and in excellent condition. This sale will feature a large number of mass market sci-fi books, starting at 50 cents each, as well as many other weird and wonderful books. Proceeds of the sale benefit the programs of the Multnomah County Library.

The event is easily accessible by TriMet/MAX. Vouchers providing $3 parking in the on-site garage are available to all attendees.

  • Friday, April 26, 6-9 p.m. - Members Only Pre-Sale and Collector’s Corner

  • Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. - Trivia Contest 6-9 p.m. (with no-host bar) and Collector’s Corner

  • Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. - Educators Discount Day, 50% off with school ID

  • Monday, April 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. - 50% off everything

The weekend’s activities will once again include the popular Trivia Contest on Saturday night from 6-9 p.m., featuring a no-host bar and prizes for the winning teams. This year’s trivia night will feature questions suggested by Multnomah County librarians. Sunday will also see the return of Educators Discount Day, when educators receive 50% off all purchases with a valid school ID.

 In addition to the general inventory, the Collector's Corner on Friday and Saturday offers a variety of unusual, scarce and surprising finds, including signed and gift-quality books in a variety of genres, ephemera, quality vintage vinyl records, DVDs and affordable non-book novelties. For spring, this sale is promoting the eternal call of the Northwest: "Don't Stop Believin' " (that books are magic!) with strong fantasy and sci-fi, Black history and culture, fascinating people and current events, and provocative topics sections. Of course, tried and true sections on Portland and the Northwest, book arts, DIY, kids, art, hobbies, DIY, non-fiction, et cetera will return in force. Everything in the Corner is hand-picked and special. 


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