Summer Book Sale

Saturday, August 19: 9 AM-2 PM

The Friends of the Library are holding their big Summer Book Sale on Saturday, August 19 from 9 AM-2 PM.

All items are $1 or less. Come hunt for unique and rare titles in our lower level book room at the Main Street Library. We've got some real treasures! All proceeds go directly to support the La Crosse Public Library.

Special: All cookbooks are $.50 for hardcover and $.25 for softcover. Looking for new recipes? Curious to learn about cooking trends from decades past? From soufflés to old-school American favorites, you'll find recipes for all tastes in our huge collection of vintage and modern cookbooks.

You'll also be able to find a large selection of used fiction, non-fiction, large print, coffee table books, hundreds of books for teens and tweens, picture books, CDs and DVDs, records, sheet music, craft patterns, magazines, and a whole lot more. 


Preview Night for Members- Friday, August 18

Want to get first dibs on our sale items? Become a member of the Friends of the Library to gain exclusive access to our pre-sale event, Friday, August 19, from 5:30-8 PM. Annual membership fees are $10 for an individual and $25 for a family. New members are always welcome! You can join or renew your membership at the door.

Get information on joining the Friends of the Library

Save the Date: The Fall Book Sale will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 9 AM-2 PM, with a preview night for Friends' members on Friday, October 19. The Friends of the Library will also be holding public book sales every Monday morning from September-November in conjuction with the fall season of the library's Monday Mornings at Main lifelong learning series.

Friends' Book Shop: The Friends of the Library Book Shop is open year round on the first floor of the Main Street Library, offering a selection of the more recent used and donated books, DVDs, and CDs. Prices in the Book Shop range from about $1-$4 per item. All August long everything in the Book Shop is 50% off! For more information or to sign up as a Friends' volunteer, please call the Friends' Book Shop at (608) 789-7149.

Friends' Book Shop Hours

  • Mon 4-8 pm
  • Tues 11 am-3 pm
  • Weds 11 am-3 pm
  • Thurs 11 am-5 pm
  • Fri 1-5 pm
  • Sat 11am -5 pm
  • Sun 1-5 pm