Friends of the Palo Alto Library

Come To Our Next Book Sale!

Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2023

Cubberley Community Center

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA


Saturday Hours:

Main Room 11am – 4pm

Pop-up Music Sale (Records & CDs)
Outside Main Room 10am – 3pm

Bargain Room 9:30am – 4pm

Children’s Room 10am – 4pm

Sunday Hours:

All Rooms 11am – 4pm

Accepted Payment Methods

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

Safety Recommendations

For the safety and comfort of all participants, we suggest customers wear masks, 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.

Sunday, October 8 through Sunday, October 15

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 electronics, art, records, music CDs, or plushies/stuffed animals will be accepted. See the detailed 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