Summer Book Sale to Support the Houston Public Library

May. 12, 2014City of Houston

Readers of all ages are invited to the Summer Book Sale hosted by Friends of the Houston Public Library. It’s the second in a series of quarterly, community-based events! The member preview begins Thursday, June 12, 2014 and the public sale begins  Friday, June 13, 2014 and runs through Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 West 11th Street, 77008 at the intersection of T. C. Jester and West 11th Street. All money raised at the Book Sale helps support the Houston Public Library, funding library programs, materials, and scholarships. This is a free event and will be open to the public. For more information, visit Friends of the Houston Public Library at or call 832-393-1387.

Find over 22,000 books in ten of the most popular categories, including a “Treasure Hunt” section where you’ll find many gems to add to your collection. All books in the main sale area are only $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardbacks. Categories include African American/Black Studies, Art and Music, Biography, Cookbooks, Fiction, Science Fiction, Religion/Philosophy, History, How To, Classic Literature, Sports/Entertainment/Health/Fitness, and Texana.

This is the second community-based sale since the Friends changed the venue from the George R. Brown Convention Center to smaller, more affordable, and more easily accessible locations. There will be three regular book sales and one children’s book sale each year. Look for our next sale this fall.

Start your shopping early at the Thursday evening members-only sneak peek! All items will be for sale Thursday evening for current members. New members can easily sign up online prior to the sale or at the door on Thursday, June 12.

Sale Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, June 12, 2014 (Member Preview) from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, June 13, 2014 from noon to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Checks, cash, and all credit cards will be accepted at the sale. Sales tax will be added to purchase price unless you show your tax-exempt letter. Book dealers are welcome!

About Friends of the Houston Public Library
Friends of the Houston Public Library is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1953 and is part of the Houston Public Library Foundation. The Friends’ mission is to provide funding for library programs, scholarships and to raise the Houston Public Library’s visibility in the Greater Houston community. Since the inception of the book sales, the Friends have raised more than $2 million for the Houston Public Library. For more information, visit Friends of the Houston Public Library at or call 832-393-1387.

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than 7 million customers per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7. For more information, visit the Houston Public Library or call 832-393-1313.