Come To Our Next Book Sale!

Members’ Early Sale Planned for Saturday, August 14th and Sunday, August 15th, 2021

Cubberley Community Center

4000 Middlefield Road – Palo Alto


Members’ Early Sale on Saturday, August 14th

Saturday Hours:

Main Room open to Life Members and Sponsors 9am-10am

Main Room open to Members Only 10am-11am

Bargain Room 9:30am – 4pm

Children’s Room 10am – 4pm

Main Room open to all 11am – 4pm

Sunday Hours:

All Rooms 11am – 4pm


For the safety and comfort of all participants, we do expect to require customers to wear masks (we will be, too) and to have lower than usual room occupancy requirements in all rooms.

FOPAL is Looking for a Treasurer

See our page about this for more information.

Sign Up Online for Friends and Family Sales

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we started a program we call Friends and Family to allow limited numbers of people to shop in our sale rooms. Anyone who wants to shop is definitely a Friend! Use the links below to schedule an appointment to shop our shelves in the Children’s Room or Bargain Room.

Use these links to “Shop our Shelves” on, the scheduling tool we’re using to assign participants with a volunteer to shop in the Children’s Room or Bargain Room.

Special rules for these sales:

You must have exact change or a check for your purchases.

You must only shop from the shelves where items are priced. Boxes on the floor contain items in process and not yet priced so they should not be opened.

We are requesting that you come prepared to spend a minimum of $20 for the Children’s Room. The Bargain Room has no minimum request.

Thank you for your continuing support of FOPAL!


Good news, beginning Monday, June 14th, FOPAL will be opening up for drop-off donations no appointment needed, Monday-Saturday 3-5pm at our Main Room!

FOPAL is pausing donations the 2nd week of each month as we prepare for the monthly sale. For August 2021 NO donations will be accepted Sunday August 8 through Sunday August 15.

Friends of the Palo Alto Library/FOPAL are located at 4000 Middlefield Rd. in the Cubberley Community Center/CCC. You’ll be delivering your books at FOPAL’s Main Room, the portable by the tennis courts using the CCC north entrance.

Donors will be greeted outside FOPAL’s Main Room by a volunteer Donation Monitor(s) and asked to place donations in FOPAL’s banker boxes and then move the books/boxes up the ramp to FOPAL’s Sorting Room. Sorting Room volunteers will help direct donors as to where to place the boxes and offer a receipt and a thank-you. There will be a limit of six bags/boxes per donation.

No ephemera, electronics, art, records, music CDs, or plushies/stuffed animals will be accepted. See the temporary list of what we do and do not accept at

FOPAL offers the use of hand trucks & carts if needed.

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