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Thursday, August 24, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Closed...

Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations


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

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 June, the Bookseller will feature a selection of audio books on CD.

MPL Friends Day is coming to the Milwaukee Public Market!

Meet Friends, get great books, and shop local! Please join the Friends on
Sunday, August 27, 11am-4pm on the 2nd floor of the Milwaukee Public Market
located at 400 N. Water Street, for a Friends Day Pop-up Book Sale. The sale will feature a large selection of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction used books – all priced at only $1 each.

Learn what it means to be a Friend of the Milwaukee Public Library! Join or renew your Friends Membership on 8/27 to receive two free books and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate for the Milwaukee Public Market. Parking validated at 8/27 Book Sale checkout. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Milwaukee Public Library.

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

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.