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Central will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 for the Benjamin Franklin Awards Ceremony. Regular service will resume on Friday, October 20.

Capitol Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, November 9, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Book Sales

Book Sales

Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library volunteers operate
the Bookseller Used Bookstore in the Central Library and
host several used book sales throughout the year.
New volunteers are welcome!


Bookseller Used Book Store and Café 

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Monday 12pm-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4pm
Book donations are accepted during store hours.
For inquiries, please call (414) 286-2142, or email Friends@mpl.org.

Shop a wide variety of new and used books at the Bookseller:

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

During the month of October, the Bookseller will feature a selection of half-priced cookbooks. In November, the Bookseller will feature half-priced mysteries; and in December - half-priced seasonal and holiday books.


2017 - 2018 Friends Book Sales

All sales will be held at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue.

2017

November 18, 9 am-4 pm
Holiday/Children’s Book Sale
(new & used children’s books)

2018

March 3, 9 am-4 pm
Spring Book Sale at the Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss event

June 16, 9 am-4 pm 
Summer Book Sale in the Bookseller Used Book Store

September 15, 9 am-4 pm
25¢ Book Sale

November 17, 9 am-4 pm
Holiday/Children’s Book Sale

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 2017 - 2018 Friends Book Sales.


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


Proceeds from the sale of books benefit Milwaukee Public Library. 
Thank you for your continued support of the library and the Friends of Milwaukee Public Library.