Pop-Up Book, Record, CD Sale

Cubberley Community Center

4000 Middlefield Road – Palo Alto

Saturday April 24 and Sunday April 25

Room H1 10am – 3pm

Friends of the Palo Alto Library will host a giant sale of pop-up books, vinyl LP’s, and music CD’s at Cubberley Community Center, Room H1 (next to FOPAL’s Bargain Room) on Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, 10 am-3 pm. Only 20 persons will be allowed in the room at a time, and they will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Shopping time will be limited to 45 minutes to allow more people to enter. Credit cards accepted, as well as cash. For more info, contact Nancy Cohen at ncohen@fopal.org

Pop-Up Books

We will have 1,000s for sale in which some or all of the pages are 3-dimensional – the pictures literally pop up off the pages. They intrigue everyone, from toddlers to adults. Whether you’re a sport fan, a Disney fanatic, a folk and fairy tale enthusiast, an animal lover, a budding paleontologist, an art aficionado, a birder, a parent or grandparent, or a collector yourself, you’re bound to be captivated by these ingenious books. Some of the books have never been read, and the prices are low enough for you to take home bags full- they’re priced from 50 cents to $5.00.

SPECIAL PRICING FOR POP-UPS: Buy 5 books and get one book FREE of equal or lesser value!

Vinyl Records and CDs

We will have hundreds of records and thousands of CDs across a broad range of genres-Classical, Country & Western, Easy Listening, International, Jazz, Rock, and Soundtracks. Priced at $1 or $2 with special items priced higher.

Sign Up Online for Friends and Family Sales

Our sales will be on hold until the health risk to our customers and volunteers is substantially reduced. We monitor the health situation continually and we look forward to returning to our monthly sales when we can offer them with as little risk as possible.

If you miss our sales and our fantastic offerings of items in three rooms, we have started a program we call Friends and Family. Anyone who wants to shop is definitely a Friend! Use the links below to schedule an appointment to shop our shelves in the Main Room or Children’s Room or email appointments@FOPAL.org to receive information on scheduling an appointment to shop FOPAL’s Bargain Room.

Use these links to “Shop our Shelves” on SignUp.com, the scheduling tool we’ll be using to assign participants with a volunteer to shop in the Main Room or Children’s Room. Bargain Room shoppers will be scheduled separately.

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 $30 for the Main Room, and $20 for the Children’s Room. The Bargain Room has no minimum request.

Thank you for your continuing support of FOPAL!


Looking forward to FOPAL opening for donations? We are too! As a result, we have started a program we call Drop-off Donations 3.0! Anyone who wants to donate can use the link below to sign-up for an appointment to drop-off donations Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday 2-4pm, beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2020. You’ll be directed to SignUp.com, the scheduling tool we’re using to assign donors an appointment to deliver a donation (six bags boxes or less) in front of FOPAL’s Bargain Room in H2.

Due to the overwhelming response to opening for donations FOPAL donation appointments are FULL. Look for more donation appointments coming mid-April. For an earlier appointment please continue to monitor the link provided, as we’re seeing cancellation each donation day.

No donations are accepted during sale appointments and donors must have an appointment to drop off a donation. Please read our donation guidelines before you bring materials to us.

More Book Sale Info

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