The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold its annual Winter Used Book Sale from Wednesday, March 2 to Sunday, March 6 in the meeting rooms in the lower level of the Bristol Library, 5 High Street, Bristol. The sale includes more than six thousand gently used hardcover and softcover books, DVDs, audio books and CDs. Books are priced from $.25 to $2.00, and this year we have a big selection of children’s books as well as a large collection of specially priced books.
The sale opens with Preview Night (a $5.00 admission fee applies) on Wednesday, March 2 from 3:00 to 7:00PM. Regular sale hours (free admission) are Thursday, March 3 from 9:00AM to 7:00PM; Friday, March 4 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM; Saturday, March 5 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM; Sunday, March 6 from 1:00 to 3:00PM. Books will be sold at half-price all day Saturday, and the sale closes on Sunday with a fill-the-bag sale ($5.00 for a brown bag and $3.00 for a plastic bag) from 1:00 to 3:00PM. Specially priced books are not included in the half-price and bag sales.
The Bristol Public Library follows CDC Covid guidelines at the time of the event. Masks must be worn while in attendance at the book sale.
The Winter Used Book Sale is the Friends’ primary fundraising event, and the proceeds help provide the Bristol libraries with items and services not included in the annual budget, such as summer reading programs for adults, teens and children, museum passes, and grants for special programs. All of the items in the sale were donated by community members, and the Friends appreciate the generosity that makes this fundraiser possible.