The Annual Book Sale

2021 Update: The Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8 during the Suttons Bay Art Festival. The sale will be held outside the library, overlooking the beach.

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)

2021 Update: Thanks to the generous donations we received during our Book Donation Drop-Off Days in May & June, we are fully stocked for the sale and are NO LONGER ACCEPTING DONATIONS.

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
  • Books of local interest
  • 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!

Book Sale Volunteers

2021 Update: We need volunteers for the Annual Book Sale! Please call or stop by the library to add your name to our Book Sale Volunteer sign-up sheet.

This is a big sale and a big job. There are many volunteer jobs before, during and after the sale such as 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. Please become a Book Sale Volunteer – we need your help to make it a success!