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Upcoming Illinois Book Sales

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  • March - April
  • May - June
  • July - August
  • Sept - Oct
  • Nov - Dec
January - February  
January 18 - 19, 2014 Mount Prospect, IL
February 20 - 22, 2014 Beecher, IL
February 8, 2014 Mount Prospect, IL
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March - April  
March 13 - 16, 2014 Rolling Meadows, IL

April 4 - 6, 2014

Hampshire, IL
April 12 - 13, 2014* Mount Prospect, IL
April 25 - 27, 2014 Lemont, IL
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May - June  
No sales listed this month  
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July - August  
July 17 - 20, 2014 Rolling Meadows, IL
July 19 - 20, 2014 Mount Prospect, IL
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September - October  
October 18 - 19, 2014 Mount Prospect, IL
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November - December  
December 13, 2014 Mount Prospect, IL
November 13 - 16, 2014 Rolling Meadows, IL
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Book Sales by city.

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Beecher, IL

February 20 - 22, 2014

Beecher Community Center
673 Penfield Street

Thu 6pm - 9pm; Fri 8am - 4pm; Sat 8am - 2pm

Beecher Community Library
(708) 946-9090
10,000 presorted books. $1 hardcover, $.50 paperback, $10/bag, collector's books priced individually.

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Chicago, IL

TBA

Gerber/Hart Library
1127 West Granville Avenue

 

(773) 381-8030
5000 presorted books 50+ categories $.50 - $3. Credit cards accepted.

Upcoming sale dates:
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Chicago, IL

TBA

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference
Hyde Park Shopping Center
55th & Lake Park Ave.

Sat - Sun 9am - 6pm; Mon 9am - 2pm

(773) 288-8343
Always held on Columbus Day Weekend. Circa 30,000 presorted books $.50 - $2.00/special books more. Cash or checks only.

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Chicago, IL

TBA*

Open Books
213 W. Institute Pl.

10am - 7pm

(312) 475-1355 x 100
*Preview:
50,000 presorted books $1 - $5. before sale. Credit cards accepted.

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East Dundee, IL

TBA

Dundee Public Library
555 Barrington Ave.

Thu 5:30 - 8:30pm; Fri & Sat 9am - 4pm

Friends of Dundee Library

(847) 428-3661

3000 - 4000 presorted books $1 hardcover; $.50 paperback; $.25 children. No credit cards.

Next Sale Date:
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Evergreen Park, IL

TBA

Evergreen Park Public LIbrary
9400 S. Troy Avenue

Regular library hours

(708) 422-8522
3000 presorted books $.50-$2. Credit Cards accepted.

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Hampshire, IL

April 4 - 6, 2014

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library
109 S. State St.

Fri 9:30am - 5pm;Sat 9:30am - 3pm; Sun 12 - 4pm

 

Friends of Ella Johnson Library
(847) 683-4490
Presorted books $.25 - $1. Scanners must pay an additional $5
No credit cards.

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Lemont, IL

April 25 - 27, 2014

Lemont Public Library
50 E. Wend St.

9am - 4pm

(630) 257-6541
4000 presorted books. Fiction is alphabetized by author, others by subject. $.50 - $1.

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Lisle, IL

TBA

Lisle Public Library
777 Front Street

Thu - Fri 9:30am - 9pm; Sat 9:30am - 5pm; Sun 1 - 3pm

Friends of the Lisle Library

(630) 971-1675
Preview:
10-15,000 books presorted $.25 - $3. No credit cards.

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Marion, IL

TBA

Marion Carnegie Library
206 S. Market

9am - 4:30pm

 

(618) 993-5935

300 presorted books $.25 - $2.

Upcoming book sale:
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McHenry, IL

TBA

McHenry Public Library

809 N. Front Street

Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun 12 - 4pm

Friends of the McHenry Library
Many Varieties of sorted books! Most $.50 and $1.
Buyer Restrictions: Electronic Devices $10. No credit cards.

Next sale date:

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Mount Prospect, IL

February 8; April 12 - 13, 2014*

Mount Prospect Public Library
10 South Emerson Street

Sat 9am - 4:30pm; Sun 12 - 4pm**

Friends of the Mount Prospect Public Library
(847) 253-5675

*Previews: April 11; July 18; Oct 17, 6:30 - 9:30pm $5.00 may join at door.
15,000 plus presorted books. Most books are $1 or less. Scanners are welcome. Please reshelve books that are not wanted. No credit cards.

**Next sale dates: February 8 cookbook sale 10am - 3pm; July 19 - 20; October 18 - 19, Kid & Gift Sale December 13, 2014, 10am - 2pm

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River Grove, IL

TBA

River Grove Public Library
8638 W. Grand Avenue

Fri 7 - 9pm; Sat 9am - 3pm

Friends of the River Grove library
(708) 453-4484
1500 books $1 - $3. No credit cards.
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Rolling Meadows, IL

March 13 - 16, 2014

Rolling Meadows Library
3110 Martin Lane

Thu 6:30 - 8:30pm; Fri 9am - 8:30pm; Sat 9am - 4:30pm; Sun 1 - 4pm

Friends of the Rolling Meadows Library

(847) 259-6050

10,000 presorted books. Hardcover $1, Paperback $.50; CD $1, DVD $3, VHS $.50, Records & Cass $.50. No credit cards.

Next sale date: July 17 - 20, November 13 - 16, 2014
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Wauconda, IL

TBA*

Wauconda Area Library
801 N. Main St.

Fri 9am - 6pm; Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun Noon - 3pm

Friends of the Wauconda Area Library
(847) 526-6225
*Preview: October 3, 2013 at 6pm.

10,000 presorted books $1 - $2. No credit cards.

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Year-round sales by city.

Libraries and other non-profits often feature a sale shelf, cart or table available throughout the year.
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Chicago, IL

Gerber/Hart Library
1127 West Granville Avenue

(773) 381-830
500 books. Wed 6 - 9pm; Thu 6 - 9pm; Fri Noon - 4pm; Sat Noon - 4pm; Sun Noon - 4pm

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Franklin Park, IL

Frankin Park Public Library
10311 West Grand Avenue

Mon - Fri 9am - 9pm; Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun 1 - 5pm

Friends of the Franklin Park Public Library
(847) 455-6016
500 presorted books $1. South Wall.

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Hazel Crest, IL

Grande Prairie Public Library
3479 W. 183rd Street

(708) 798-5563
Books $.25 - $.50; DVD $1; VHS $.25 vhs; magazines $.10.
No scanners. Mon - Thu 9am - 9pm; Fri - Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun 1 - 5pm. Labor Day through Memorial Day

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Lemont, IL

Lemont Public Library
50 E. Wend St.

Mon - Fri 9am - 9pm; Sat 9am -5pm; Sun 10am - 1pm

(630) 257-6541

Shelf in the library with books for sale year-round.

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Lisle, IL

Lisle Public Library
777 Front Street

 

Friends of the Lisle Library

(630) 971-1675

Children's, Paperback & Softcover.

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River Grove, IL

River Grove Public Library
8638 W. Grand Avenue

Friends of the River Grove library
(708) 453-4484
During library hours 9am - 5pm.

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Rolling Meadows, IL

Rolling Meadows Library
3110 Martin Lane

Library Hours

(847) 259-6050

Friends Book Shop: 1,000 books.

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Wauconda, IL

Wauconda Area Library
801 N. Main St.

Library Hours

Friends of the Wauconda Area Library
(847) 526-6225

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Books at the Book Nook and and the elevator spinner racks available during library working hours are replenished regularly.