The Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

2022 Annual Book Sale
Saturday, August 6: 9-5
Sunday, August 7: 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. The sale features thousands of books as well as movies & music for purchase. 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, creating & maintaining three Little Free Libraries in the library’s service area, support of youth programming, and a sizeable contribution toward the purchase new reading area furniture.

Book Donations
Thanks to generous donations throughout the past year, the Friends have already collected enough book donations for the 2022 sale; no further donations will be accepted. The Friends will begin collecting book donations for the 2023 sale during monthly book donation drop-off days starting in the fall.

2023 Book Donation Drop-Off Days:
Dates To Be Determined
Donors can drop off used books & media on scheduled Saturdays between 11AM – 1PM only. Bring your used books & media to the parking lot located at the south of the library. A Friend will come to your car and take what’s listed below:


  • Books & media in clean, usable and salable condition
  • Fiction books
  • Classics
  • Newer travel, gardening, animal & cookbooks
  • Foreign language books
  • Art books
  • History books
  • Local interest books
  • Memoirs/biographies
  • Foreign language books
  • Young adult and children’s books
  • Music/audiobooks on CD
  • DVDs

Not Accepting:

  • Books & media 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)
  • Obsolete formats (VHS, cassette tapes)
  • 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.

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. To become a book sale volunteer sign up at the library’s front desk.

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!