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Annual Book Sale!!

PPL is looking for volunteers to help out at our annual book sale! The sale will be taking place on Friday, September 20th from 5pm – 8pm and Saturday, September 21st from 9am – 3pm. If you are interested in helping out please complete this form.

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Each year, the Library hosts a book sale to benefit key programs like author talks, teen discussion groups, music and dance exhibitions, and our city-wide Summer Reading program. Your purchases directly fund all of our collections and programs and help bring the community together. Thank you!

The 2019 sale will take place at PPL’s collection center at 1000 Riverside Street. Just a five-minute drive from our Riverton Branch, this sale location is accessible via main roads and has plenty of parking.

There will be a $10 preview on Friday, September 20 from 5-8pm, and the sale will be free to shop on Saturday, September 21 from 9am to 3pm. As always, items will be priced affordably from $1 to $4, so this is a great time to stock up for the cooler months ahead! All proceeds, including preview entry fees, directly support Library programs.

On Saturday, admission is free and all are welcome. Make a day of it and plan a visit to nearby Allagash Brewing, Foundation Brewing, or Battery Steele Brewing. Or for family fun, combine your trip to the book sale with a visit to Get Air or Spare Time Bowling.

Remember: If you’d like to volunteer, please complete this form and we will be in touch. Thank you!

Do you have books to donate to our sale? Find out more here about general book donations.


Our City of Readers Book Store

Located at the Main Library (5 Monument Square), the book store is generally open Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. The store is run entirely by volunteers, so do call the Main Library at 207-871-1700 to check that the store is open before you stop by. You can also visit the Book Store to pick up a PPL mug, journal, or other fun swag to show your library pride! As with book sales, proceeds from our store are critical to supporting our community programs.

Interested in becoming a Book Store volunteer? Fill out a volunteer application!