Book Sale & Donation Update for 2021

The Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library are planning their Annual Book Sale in 2021. The Book Sale is held in conjunction with the Suttons Bay Art Festival in August; if the Art Fair takes place, the Book Sale will, too.

The Friends hold their Annual Book Sale the first weekend of August in conjunction with the Suttons Bay Art Festival.

Each year, the Book Sale includes thousands of fantastic books and media including contemporary fiction, rare & unique books, a marvelous Michigan collection, a great cook book collection, phenomenal gardening books, as well as non-fiction of all sorts and so much more.

The Book Sale is one of the largest fundraisers for the Friends and in the past has helped fund the renovation of the Community Meeting Room, the entryway, the bathrooms, as well as expand both the audio book and large print collections amongst many other things.

The Annual Book Sale could not happen without your support both through book purchases and donations!

Book Donation Drop-Off Day(s)

The Friends of the Library are not taking ongoing donations in 2021. Instead, the Friends are coordinating Book Donation Drop-Off Day(s). People with books/media to donate must preregister by calling the library before the Drop-Off Day. Book/media donations are limited to 3 grocery bags per registrant.

We are looking for…

  • Books/media in clean, usable and salable condition.
  • Classic books
  • Fiction books
  • History books
  • Memoirs/biographies
  • Foreign language books
  • Young adult and children’s books
  • Current cooking, gardening and travel books
  • Art books
  • DVDs
  • Music/audiobooks on CD

We are unable to use…

  • Books/media that are damaged, damp or dirty or that have an odor.
  • Any type of periodicals (magazines, brochures, yearbooks, annuals)
  • Reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, textbooks)
  • Obsolete formats (VHS, cassette tapes)
  • Abridged books
  • Discarded library books

Books/media donated will become the property of the Friends of the Library. The Friends reserve the right to refuse any and all donations with or without explanation.

Thank you for contributing to the Friends of the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library!