booksaleThis year’s Friends of the Charlotte Library book sale will move to Sunday, July 10, with expanded hours. You’ll find our usual tent on the renovated Town Green with a wonderful assortment of books at great bargain prices. Various food vendors will join us on the green to provide sustenance for hungry book browsers.

As always, your donations of books make the book sale the success it is. To help us uphold our reputation for having the best quality used books around, please follow the guidelines below.

To avoid rejecting pounds of books and adding to the already labor-intensive sorting process, please recycle unsaleable books before dropping off your donations at the library.

Donations for the book sale:

Bring saleable books to the library when the library is open. Check in with library staff to find out where to leave your donations and to preview for suitability if you are uncertain. Request a donation receipt from library staff. Please do not leave donations outside the door when the library is closed.

We will be accepting donations from Wed., June 22, until Thurs., July 7. If you have a large number of books to donate, please call the library at 425-3864 to make drop-off arrangements.

We cannot accept:

  • Damp, moldy or mildewed books
  • Books in poor condition (missing pages/covers, underlined, yellowed, etc.)
  • Textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Travel books older than 2010
  • Magazines

Throw out damp, moldy, mildewed or smelly books with your trash. 

Recycle other unsaleable books):

Paperbacks—Recycle with your other recyclables or drop off at

a Chittenden Solid Waste (CSWD) drop-off site.

Hardcovers cannot be recycled with your regular recycling but can be dropped off at a CSWD drop-off site.

Goodwill (open every day) on Shelburne Road takes donations of most books, including textbooks, encyclopedias and old books.

Following these simple guidelines will make this year’s sale the best ever! We thank you for your continuing support.