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.

Upcoming Book Sales

Due to ongoing health concerns, the Friends of Ridgefield Library has made the difficult decision to cancel their Fall Book Sale, scheduled to take place in October. A new date has not yet been set. Please check this page for updates.

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


Starting August 15th, the Friends will begin accepting donations on Saturday mornings from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Read more about new procedures for donating books.


General Guidelines for Donations

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.