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Villard Square on Thursday, October 22 and Washington Park on Thursday, October 29.

Thursday, October 22

The Central Library will close early at 3 p.m.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations


Book Sales

Book Sales

The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library operates the Bookseller Used Bookstore in the Central Library and hosts several large used book sales throughout the year. Proceeds from the sale of books are used to fund special projects for the Milwaukee Public Library.

Visit the Bookseller Used Book Store and Cafe
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Call (414) 286-2142 for hours.
Book donations are accepted.

Shop a wide variety of books at the Bookseller:

  • Children’s Books 25-cents
  • Paperbacks 50-cents
  • Hardcover books $1
  • Premium books & media priced as marked

Browse the Friends Book Carts at the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St. ($1 books available daily) & at all Milwaukee Public Library branch libraries.

2015 Friends Book Sales

November 21 ~ 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Holiday/Children’s Sale
(new & used children’s books)
Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Friends members may enter sales 30 minutes before the public with current membership card. Please use the Eighth Street entrance and present your card. The Bookseller Used Book Store has a 2 for 1 sale during the 2015 Friends Book Sales.