54th Annual Library Book Sale


The 2016 Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library Book Sale is Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6, 2016, at the Extraco Events Center (formerly known as the HOT Fairgrounds) in Waco, Texas.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
FREE Admission

Friday – No Sales Tax Day
10 AM – 9 PM

Saturday – Teacher Appreciation Day from 2-6 pm
10 AM – 6 PM

  • Teachers with ID save 20% (excludes Collectors Corner)
  • Non profit hours 4-6 pm
  • Kids Puppet Shows – 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Sunday – HEB Tote Bag Day
Noon – 6 PM

  • Collectors Corner – half price
  • Moonlight Madness 7 – 9 pm
  • Bag of Books $10 – Tax included

Over 110,000 Sorted Books, DVDs, CDs, and More!

Over 80 Categories!

Subject Area Table Chart
Single Page Map

Sale Prices:
Hardbacks – $2.00
Trade Paperbacks – $2.00
Mass Market Paperbacks – $1.00
Children’s Books – 50 cents to $1.50
DVDs – $3 – or as priced
Music CDs $1.50
Vinyl Records – $1.00 each

Collectors’ Corner:
Rare & special interest items individually priced
Like new hardbacks $4

Sunday Final Day Prices:
General sales – $10 per bag includes sale tax
Collectors’ Corner – half price plus sales tax

No buyer restrictions. Dealers welcome.

Visa / MasterCard / Discover Accepted.

Checks with proper ID.

Free admission Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Teacher Honor Roll

Download the Teacher Honor Roll Form.

Honor a special teacher (including home school parents!) with their name on our “Teacher Honor Roll” at the 2016 Friends of the Library Book Sale with a $25 donation to the Friends.

Teachers will be listed on our “Honor Roll” at the book sale and will also receive a $10 shopping gift certificate for the sale. They may use this anytime during the sale, but may wish to save it for our Saturday Teacher Recognition Day from 2-6 pm when teachers with their school ID will receive 20% off their book sale purchases.

Teacher Gift Certificates are nontransferable and are not valid in the Corner. This makes a great thank-you gift for your child’s teachers.

Special Events and Dates to Note

OPENING DAY – Thursday, November 3 – Doors open at 8 a.m. to receive your numbered wrist band. Friends Members get in free but will still need a wrist band. Passes must be exchanged for a wristband. Join us for an exciting dash for the books at 10 a.m.
Sale open 10am-9pm
$5.00 per person
Ages 12 and under free.
No Sales Tax on Thursday

TEACHER RECOGNITION DAY – Saturday, November 5 – Join us as The Friends honor local teachers for all they do in the community in support of education. This does include our college professors in the Waco area with proper id. Teachers will receive a 20% discount on purchases and special recognition from 2-6pm with their school ID’s. (Corner excluded)
Sale open 10am-6pm

GREEN SUNDAY – November 6 – $10/bag day – Join us for a great day of bargains and support of our sponsors for Green Day. Always a FAVORITE!!!! Recycle your books in recyclable bags. Bags provided!
Sale open 12 Noon – 6pm

NON-PROFIT SUNDAY – November 6 – From 5-6:00 p.m. All local non-profits welcome, with proof of tax-exempt status, to take left over books for their organizations during this time at no charge. Must provide own help and boxes ( 2 people per organization).

MIDNIGHT MADNESS – November 6 – 7-9 p.m. Remaining books will be offered to the public/booksale attendees for a $10 fee everywhere except the Corner. They may take as many of the remaining books as they can box up in that time frame.