Friends Book Sales

Contact:Julie Yaun, President or email Friends of Library

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library (FORL) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the activities and mission of the Ridgefield Library.

April 2020 – Important Update:  We’ve had to cancel our May sales, but look forward to bringing you HUGE sales in October. Our Children’s Sale is currently scheduled for Oct. 2 – 5. Our General Sale is on the calendar for Oct. 9 – 12. We hope to see you then!

As soon as the library reopens, the Friends would LOVE your donated books! Bring them downstairs in the library and leave them on the blue carts. Feel free to use the carts and the elevator to bring us your donations.

The Friends host traditional book sales in May and October. The first weekend of the sale, we sell only children’s books. The following weekend is the general sale, offering more than 30,000 items, conveniently arranged in nearly 70 categories. We offer books for adults, DVDs, CDs, and the remaining books for children. You can shop online 24/7 by visiting the Friends Amazon storefront

Upcoming Book Sales

Children’s Books Friday, October 2 to Monday, October 5, 2020

All sales at the Library

Friday 10, a.m. to 12 p.m. Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 grocery bag–bring your own bag

General Sale Friday, October 9 to Monday, October 12, 2020

All sales at the Library

Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
Friday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5/grocery bag—bring your own bag

Online Book Sales

Don’t want to wait for the next book sale? Shop online 24/7. Hundreds of titles available, from bestsellers to first editions to hard-to-find novelties. And the Friends have great customer ratings for service and quality!

Find the Friends online on Amazon

Free Books for Nonprofits and Educational Institutions

The Friends are happy to donate books left at the end of our book sales to non-profit and educational organizations. We invite groups to evening and daytime sessions at the end of each sale.

For more information, please contact John Somma.

Guidelines for Book Donations

We will gladly accept book donations whenever the library is open. Bring them downstairs to the Lower Level and leave them on the blue carts outside the Friends Room. You may take the carts into the elevator to bring your books downstairs.

Please separate children’s books from other materials.

All donations must be in good shape—no mold, mildew, or odors.

Donations should be in sturdy containers (bags or boxes) of a reasonable size; liquor store boxes are ideal.

Pick-up may be arranged in special cases by contacting Cris Nichols at 203-894-1401.

A receipt for tax purposes will gladly be provided at the Circulation Desk. Value of donations is determined by the donor in consultation with their tax advisor.

The Friends reserve the right to limit or refuse donations temporarily when storage space is full and/or immediately prior to sale dates when time is needed to prepare. However, the Friends are always willing to discuss alternate arrangements if timing of a donation is an issue. The Friends are happy to accept all books in good condition (except as listed below), including textbooks, computer books, and series or sets like Time-Life. Also accepted are audiobooks and DVDs.

The following items are not accepted:

  • Video Recordings (VHS tapes)
  • Magazines
    Condensed books
  • Old software
  • LP records
  • Encyclopedias

All donations become the property of the Ridgefield Library and the Friends, to be used or disposed of as appropriate. Donated items cannot be accepted with any conditions.