Friends of the Library Book Sales
The Friends of the Oakville Public Library holds book sales throughout the year. Thousands of donated titles spanning all genres are offered for purchase. These sales have generated thousands of dollars that have supported numerous library programs and services. As a volunteer organization, we advocate for a sustainable environment, and friendly and affordable access to book ownership to continue to encourage literacy.
Your participation continues to support us in reaching our goals. The proceeds from book sales help OPL to expand library services, programs and spaces.
Book Sale Dates - 2023
Save the Dates! Times to be announced
Wednesday, June 21 to Sunday, June 25, 2023
Thursday, August 24 to Monday, August 28, 2023
Wednesday, November 22 to Saturday, November 25, 2023
All sales are held at Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy St, Oakville, Central Branch Auditorium
All book sales are open to the public.
- Buy and fill an FOL shopping bag - $15 or 2 for $25
- If you purchased an FOL shopping bag (blue or green) at a 2022 booksale, bring it back and fill again for $10.
- If you are purchasing individually priced items, please bring your own shopping bags.
- Books are not sold by weight, but are individually priced based on category:
- Hardcover/Softcover books - 2 for $2
- AV (DVD’s, VHS, etc) – 20 for $2
- Children Picture Books – 5 for $2
- Contactless payment is available with tiptap using your debit card/Interac, credit cards: Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and mobile phone wallets including GooglePay and ApplePay.
- We accept cash but exact change is highly recommended.
Book Sale FAQs
Who are the Friends of the Oakville Public Library?
The FOL are a committee of dedicated, talented volunteers who believe in the value of a strong public library in our community, support the library’s vision, mission and values and contribute to their community through volunteerism.
Can I volunteer for the book sale?
Our book sale and committee volunteers are book lovers, library supporters, and community members who enjoy getting out for a fulfilling volunteer experience. If that sounds like you, visit our Friends of the Oakville Public Library page and view available options.
Are book sales open to the public?
Yes! All sales are now open to the public. Join us on the first day of the sale to get the best selection.
Does the FOL run popup sales?
Yes – watch for us at community events in Oakville. If you are interested in knowing where we’ll be next, share your email with us at email@example.com
Does the FOL sell donated books at OPL Branches?
Yes! Friendly Finds, which are gently used materials – books, audio books and audio-visual materials, in great condition, are available for sale at all OPL branches. They are handpicked, curated and chosen by OPL staff and Friends of the Library from the donated books received at OPL and out of circulation books that are weeded by OPL staff. Proceeds from the sale of materials support enhancing library programs and services within the community. Visit an OPL Branch Location near you.
How do I become a member of Friends of the Oakville Public Library?
As of July 2022, Friends of the Library memberships are no longer offered. All book sales will be open to the public. If you are interested in hearing more about future sales, share your email with us at firstname.lastname@example.org If you can’t attend the book sales and wish to support OPL programs and services, you can donate here
Can I donate books and materials for the sale?
Yes! Donations are accepted only at OPL’s Central Branch. If you would like to donate books or audio-visual materials, please note OPL will only accept material that can be resold. Visit our book donations page to learn more.