The Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries is hosting a “pop-up” used book sale Sept. 26-29, at the Ramsey County Library in Shoreview, 4560 N. Victoria St.

Thousands of books, movies, talking books and CDs from all seven branches of Ramsey County Library, as well as private donations, will be sold. Most items sell for $1 or less. Only cash or checks accepted.

Books are pre-sorted by genre in fiction, several non-fiction categories, children and young adult books to make shopping easier for book lovers.

Sale hours are:

• Noon-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26

• 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27

• 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 – alls day $5 bag sale. All the items you can fit into a bag for $5.

Public donations needed

Starting Sept. 1, bring your donations to the Shoreview location to be sorted and priced for the sale. We welcome all books in good condition, CDs, DVDs, talking books, and vinyl records.

No books that are moldy, mildewed, water damaged, torn, have broken spines, or missing pages will be accepted. The library cannot accept magazines or VHS tapes, nor will text books, encyclopedias, or manuals more than five years old be accepted.

Proceeds from the Friends book sales and used book stores benefit Ramsey County public libraries in Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, and White Bear Lake. 

For more information see our website:

The Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Library in making information, books, music and programs available to the public. The organization sponsors many special programs including the Summer Reading Program for children and teens; free computer classes for all ages; Reading Friends; book clubs, and author events. Volunteers operate used book stores at the Maplewood, Roseville and Shoreview libraries and book carts at Mounds View and White Bear Lake to help fund projects. Since 1979, hundreds of Friends members, volunteers, and donors have provided more than $3.5 million in funding for materials, equipment, programs and enhancements to the suburban Ramsey County Library branches.

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