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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 February, the Bookseller will feature a selection of half-priced Black History books.


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.


2017 Friends Book Sales

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

March 4, 9 am-4 pm
Spring Sale

June 17, 9 am-4 pm
Summer Sale

September 16, 9 am-4 pm
10¢ Sale

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

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 Friends Book Sales.

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