Come To Our Next Book Sale!

Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th, 2022

Cubberley Community Center

4000 Middlefield Road – Palo Alto


Saturday is a Members’ Early Sale:

Main Room Ticketing for Members 8am – 11am

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

Main Room open to Members 10am – 11am

Main Room open to non-Members as well 11am – 4pm

Bargain Room 9:30am – 4pm

Children’s Room 10am – 4pm

Special High Value Sale (parking lot outside Children’s Room, weather permitting) 10am – 4pm


Sunday Hours:

All Rooms 11am – 4pm


FOPAL accepts the following forms of payments at our monthly sale events: cash, check, credit cards, Venmo, Apple Pay, and Paypal

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


FOPAL is open for drop-off donations, no appointment needed, most weeks Monday-Saturday 3-5pm at our Main Room! Donations are not accepted the week preceding the sale. Which for November means we are closed to donations from Sunday December 4 to Sunday December 11.

Friends of the Palo Alto Library/FOPAL is 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 at FOPAL’s Main Room by a volunteer Donation Monitor 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.

More Book Sale Info

Maps & Directions