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2019 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday

Friday, September 20, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1

Fort Mason Center | 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA


2019 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason

Every year Friends of the San Francisco Public Library fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition.

This family-friendly event features over 500,000 books and media of all kinds. Children’s books, board books, music books, history books, nonfiction books, art books, and a huge collection of vinyl. Everything is just $2-$4. There’s also a rare and collectible book section that is expertly curated if you’re looking for something more specific.

On the last day, the 22nd, all books will be just $1. Don’t fret about book selection. All sections will be restocked daily with new and exciting finds; there will be no shortage of great titles.

55th Annual Big Book Sale
September 18- 22, 2019 | 10 am to 6 pm
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, SF
FREE

Sunday is $1 book day – everything left over on Sunday is just a buck.

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

Hundreds of volunteers are needed in the fall to help make the largest used book sale on the west coast a huge success.

  • Volunteers will help set up, pack up, monitor and stock tables, sign-in and welcome other volunteers, help at the information table, cashier, and other tasks.
  • Each volunteer receives $5 in Free books for volunteering.

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Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Literature, San Francisco, Shopping & Fashion
Address: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA

Friday, September 20, 2019

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