40,000+ BOOKS

Sponsored by the

Friends of the Palo Alto Library

Saturday, April 13,  11 - 4 pm

661 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto

West of El Camino, next to Terman Library





Aramco World (Islamic Society) 
Art, Architecture, & Design
China & Japan
Large Print Books
Public Policy
Russian & Eastern Europe
Science Fiction

Witchcraft, Magic, & the Occult
and Tens of Thousands More!


All monies earned from these book sales are

donated to the Palo Alto Library System.


 Palo Alto Library News 


Book Sale Crisis
Although the city has offered a 1,800 square foot portable building at the Cubberley site for future book sales, this is only about one-third the size of the present rooms at Terman, which will no longer be available starting in September.  Marty Paddock, the volunteer in charge of the Friends of the Palo Alto Library book sale, says, "A portable is too small.  We just don't want to go back to such a tiny sale.  [City Manager] Frank Benest has certainly expressed his support for us.  We're hoping for more options."  We will continue to keep you posted.

Meanwhile, March's book sale earned over $10,000. Our continuing thanks to the many volunteers, donors, and buyers who make the sale possible.

Celebrate the Library Centennial on April 28
Palo Alto's libraries are now 100 years old (visit the timeline).  Come to a free celebration on April 28, 2002 at 4 PM to 6 PM in the Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.  There will be turn-of-the-century music, refreshments, a gallery of historical library photos, re-enactments of great speeches from our library history, period costumes, and a huge birthday cake.  The first 100 guests will receive a free full-color poster commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Library.  This event is cosponsored by the Palo Alto Women's Club and the Friends of the Palo Alto Library, in collaboration with the Palo Alto City Library.

Community Meeting to Help Design the Main Library Improvements on April 13
The City is holding a community meeting on Saturday, April 13 from 9 AM to 11 AM in the Main Library Reading Room at 1213 Newell in Palo Alto to solicit ideas and comments about the expansion of the Main Library.  Two site plans have been presented to the City Council.  One calls for an entirely new library and the other for adding on to the existing facility.  The architects will be present to explain the tradeoffs between the two options and the guiding principles for the design.  More information

Library Gets New International Periodicals
The library has recently added two newspapers to its periodical collection,  the Chinese World Journal from Taiwan and Singtao from Hong Kong, plus Itogi, a weekly Russian magazine.

A Free Way to Support your Libraries using
Although the best place to buy books is at our book sale, your purchases now can also benefit Palo Alto libraries. Just go to by first clicking on the Amazon logo at the top of our website and 5% of your purchase amount will go to support the libraries. This applies not only to books, but also to CDs, DVDs, videos, software, and other items that you purchase at (although we get at most $10 for some items that cost more than $200).  Please bookmark our site and remember to click on the Amazon logo there whenever you go to Try it now.

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