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Volunteer at SF’s 2017 Big Book Sale | Get Free Books

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Fort Mason Center | 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA

2017 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason

The Big Book Sale celebrates its 53rd year of the Friends of the SF Library featuring over 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl, and other forms of media in 70 different categories, all for $1-3, at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion.

The Big Book Sale is free and open to the public and all proceeds from the Big Book Sale benefit the San Francisco Public Library’s literacy programs for children, teens and adults.

2017 Big Book Sale
September 20–24, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, SF

This year’s Big Book Sale will have twice the number of books in Ancient History, Architecture, Art, California & the West, Graphic Novels, Mathematics, Mythology, Nature, Philosophy, Photography, Science, Science Fiction and World History—more than 70 categories in all.

More than half a million transactions at The Big Book Sale—combined with online auctions, two used book stores and annual events—will raise approximately one million dollars to benefit the public library’s free programs and neighborhood branch upkeep efforts. The Friends of the Library, as one of the nation’s largest used book distributors, is proving that ‘the book’ is not dead.

Everything is $3 or less
– $3 hard cover books
– $2 paperback books
– $1 DVDs, CDs, Books on Tape & Vinyl
On Sunday, the final day of the sale, everything is $1

Categories in the sale include hundreds of cookbooks, graphic novels, literature, children’s books, science fiction, mystery, LPs and more. Hardcovers, paperbacks, 1st editions, classics and best sellers can all be found among the endless sea of stock.

Volunteer: Want free books? Want to lend a hand?

The Friends of the SF Library need, no joke, hundreds and hundreds of volunteers to pull off this event. It is the largest used book sale on this coast and a really fun volunteer opportunity. They need volunteers from September 18-25, 2017 to help with everything from set-up, close-down, cashiering, re-stocking, sorting, info table, signage, etc.

> Sign Up for a Volunteer Shift

Volunteers receive complimentary tickets to the Member Preview Sale & Reception, a first look at all of the items, and a $5 coupon for every shift.

Event Details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Charity & Volunteering, Literature, San Francisco
Address: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA
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