Special Sale on the tables in the Main Library: the annual Holiday Book Sale - Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa books.
Community Book Sales
Next Sale: February 2 - 4, 2024
Friday, February 2, 6:30 - 9pm. Members only Preview Sale ! Join at the door for $10
Saturday February 3, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, February 4, 11am -2:00pm. $5 bag sale!
We accept credit cards and cash, no checks.
Location: Los Altos Community Center (in cooperation with the city of Los Altos), 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, CA 94022
To volunteer for a 3 hour shift: volbooksales@
Future Book Sales
All 2024 sales are at the Los Altos Community Center 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022
May 3 - 5, 2024
August 2 - 4, 2024
How to Donate Used Books
For donations of a small quantity of books (10 items or less), there are now 2 labeled boxes on a cart inside the Main Library lobby (on the right side of the lobby). For larger quantities, please continue to drop off your items, weather permitting, on Wednesdays from 2 - 4pm and on Saturdays from 10am to noon curbside near the sheds which sit between the History House and the Police Station. We accept books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, and puzzles in resale condition. Books must be packed into cardboard boxes or brown paper bags. Books in plastic garbage bags are not accepted.
The donation station will not be open when rain is present or anticipated.
Click here for details or on our Donate tab, above.
The Friends In-Library Ongoing Sales Shelves
Discover wonderful books at bargain prices in the Los Altos Main Library. New books added every day.
Current library hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm, Friday - Sunday, 10am-7pm
The Friends Amazon Sales
Find our highest value books online through Amazon. See the sidebar to the right (or above) for the link.
For information about how you can volunteer to support our activities contact us at: volunteers@
Newsletter - October 2023
Read our newsletter for the latest news: the arrival of the meeting pods in the Main Library and how to reserve a room, the Annual Report, and new snacks in the Friends Cafe.
Annual Report for FY 2022-2023
Revenue increased in FY2023 as we returned to a full schedule of book sales. We also saw changes in several expense categories, including a contribution to the cost of the new Library POD units. The end result of an outstanding sales year and these changes was a surplus, which we will use to continue funding materials, activities and development of the Library. .Learn more about our income and expenses by reading the Annual Report.