The Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

2023 Annual Book Sale
Saturday, August 5: 9-5
Sunday, August 6: 9-4
Outside the library, overlooking the beach

Come to the annual Friends of the Library book sale! The book sale is held the first weekend of August in conjunction with the Suttons Bay Art Festival. All proceeds support the Friends of the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library. The Friends group is an independent, non-profit, volunteer organization that supports the library. Some recent projects include creating & maintaining the library gardens, a large contribution toward the purchase of new reading area furniture, creating & maintaining three Little Free Libraries in the library’s service area, support of youth programming, and a large contribution toward the library’s new entryway.

Book Donations
The Friends will collect donations for the 2023 sale on these Book Donation Drop-Off Days:
October 8, 2022
November 12, 2022
April 8, 2023
May 13, 2023
June 10, 2023
July 8, 2023 (tentative)

Donors can drop off used books on scheduled Saturdays between 11AM – 1PM only. Bring your used books to the parking lot located at the south of the library. Please limit your donation to what is listed below:


  • Books in clean, usable and salable condition
  • Fiction books
  • History books
  • Local interest books
  • Memoirs/biographies
  • Foreign language books
  • Young adult and children’s books

Not Accepting:

  • Books that are damaged, dirty, damp, yellowed or that have an odor
  • Abridged books
  • Any type of periodicals (magazines, brochures, yearbooks, annuals)
  • Reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, textbooks)
  • Discarded library books
  • Media (records, cassette tapes, CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc.)

Books 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.

Book Sale Volunteers
This is a big sale and a big job. There are many volunteer jobs before, during and after the sale such as helping with book donation drop-off days, moving the books from storage to the sales tents, putting up & taking down the sales tents and staffing sales tables. All jobs are done by volunteers.
The Annual Book Sale could not happen without your support through donations, volunteer time and purchases. We need your help to make it a success. Thank you!

Ongoing Friends Book Sale
There is a small ongoing book sale located in the front corner of the library. Books may be purchased by donation to the Friends of the Library.