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Book Sale Bonanza for the Washoe County Library

Help Support Your Libraries and Save Money


Booksale Bonanza, book sale event by Friends of Washoe County Library in Reno, Nevada

Booksale Bonanza, book sale event by Friends of Washoe County Library in Reno, Nevada.

Photo © Stan White

Booksale Bonanza Discontinued - The opening of Read Again Bookstore in January, 2013, marked the end of Booksale Bonanza. Read Again Bookstore, in the Reno Town Mall next to the Sierra View Library, is now the permanent site for used book sales by Friends of Washoe County Library and the organization's home. Go to "Read Again Bookstore at the Washoe County Library" for all the details.

Book Sale Bonanza is the semi-annual booksale sponsored as a fundraiser by Friends of Washoe County Library. Billed as Nevada's biggest book sale, Booksale Bonanza features over 100,000 items, including fiction and non-fiction books, vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, collectibles, Nevada books, and children's books. Prices typically start at 50 cents to $1. There are always lots of new books and other items that have been donated since the last sale.

Proceeds from Booksale Bonanza support various programs at the Washoe County Library.

Time and Place for the Book Sale Bonanza

Booksale Bonanza is a twice a year event. The spring event is typically held sometime during April - May and the fall event around September - October. Check with the Friends of Washoe County Library calendar of events for details. For more information, call (775) 772-6297.

Booksale Bonanza is held in the old EXCEL building at 5205 Mill Street in Reno. It is at the corner with N. Edison Street, between McCarran Blvd. and S. Rock Blvd. There is lots of free parking.

Fall 2012 Booksale Bonanza is September 22 - 30

The first day of Booksale Bonanza is a preview reserved for Friends of Washoe County Library members (you can join at the door). The fall 2012 preview day is Friday, September 21, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The remainder of the event is open to the general public.

  • Saturday, September 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 23: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday through Friday, September 24 - 28: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 29, Half-Off Day (except collectibles and nearly new): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 30, Bag Sale Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick your own bag of books for only $6 (Friends supplies the bag).
  • Monday, October 1, Take it Away Day: Teachers and non-profit organizations, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ID and proof of non-profit status required.)
(Collectibles and special priced items are not included in special price days.)

How To Donate to Friends of Washoe County Library

Items sold at Booksale Bonanza come from generous donations from members of the community. You can drop off up to two boxes of books at any library branch or the Friends' Book Warehouse at 125 Gentry Way in Reno. For larger quantities, you must donate at the Book Warehouse. Items accepted include used books in good condition, DVDs, CDs, audio books, paperbacks, large print books, fiction, non-fiction, and current software. Donation hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

By joining Friends of Washoe County Library at any level, your membership dues constitute a monetary donation. You can also consider donating to the Second Century Endowment to help ensure adequate funding for library functions into the future.

About Friends of Washoe County Library

Friends of Washoe County Library "is a member-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advocating, fundraising, and providing support for Washoe County Library System." Volunteers and donations are always needed to help Friends fulfull its mission of supporting our public libraries. The Friends website has more information about becoming a volunteer.

Source: Friends of Washoe County Library.

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