The Friends of Mesa County Libraries’ annual October Book Sale – happening Oct. 19-21, 2023 – is a great place to stock your shelf with winter reading material or shop early for holiday gifts.
This is the Friends’ biggest used-book sale of the year, complete with bargains galore, and it happens Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19-21, at the First Congregational Church, 1425 N. 5th St. (across from Grand Junction High School). The sale includes books for all ages – kids, teens, and adults. There also will be rare and collectible books.
The sale happens 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 19-20, and the bag sale ($5 per bag, bring your own bag) happens 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 21.
Most books will be priced at $2 or less. Admission to the sale is free. Cash and credit/debit are accepted.
Smokey Bonez BBQ’s food truck will be at the sale 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 20, with delicious lunch offerings available for purchase.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit programs at Mesa County Libraries. In the past, Friends have supported Summer Reading, Comic Con, Culture Fest, the Discovery Garden, construction of the new Clifton Branch, expansion and improvement of the Central Library, and a variety of other library programs.
The sale takes place during National Friends of Libraries Week, which highlights the important role of Friends organizations in public libraries across the country.