Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, California 94123

Join Friends of the San Francisco Public Library for the largest book sale on the West Coast—the 45th Annual Big Book Sale, September 24—27, 2009. Held at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion, the sale features over 300,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media. All books $5 or less and the sale is FREE and OPEN to the public.

The five-day extravaganza is a logistical feat that involves over 300,000 books in over 50 categories, 350 volunteers, 8,000 boxes and 300 tables. All proceeds from the Big Book Sale are given to the San Francisco Public Library to fund education programs that promote literacy for children, teens and adults. Last year, over $265,000 was raised for San Francisco’s libraries.

Friends of the SFPL’s Big Book Sale is a part of SF READS—a new city-wide collaboration that celebrates the written word by converging San Francisco’s three major literary events— SFPL’s One City One Book program; Litquake, the West Coast’s largest literary festival; and Friends’ Big Book Sale.

Wednesday, September 23— 4-8 PM (Member Preview Sale)
Thursday, September 24—10 AM-8 PM
Friday, September 25—10 AM-8 PM
Saturday, September 26—10 AM-8 PM
Sunday, September 27—10 AM to 6 PM (All Books $1 or less!)

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Added by FriendsSFPL on August 25, 2009