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54th Annual Big Book Sale | Fort Mason

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition.

54th Annual Big Book Sale
October 31 to November 4, 2018 | 10 am to 6 pm
Festival Pavilion Pier, 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco
FREE Admission

Please note that the $1 Book Sale will be offered on the last of the event November 4th.

Members will kick off the sale on October 30th at the Member Preview Sale and Reception, from 4-8 pm. (Members Only)

The sale will continue from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th.

On the last day, the 4th, 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. The multi-day event attracts people from all over the Bay Area and beyond.

Mike Pincus, a book enthusiast who comes to the sale every year, donates his home library collection before the sale, and then replenishes his shelves with new books he buys. It’s because of our supporters like Mike that we are able to support the superior San Francisco Public Library and make an exceptional difference. We can’t wait to see you at the Big Book Sale this fall.

Want to Volunteer?

Volunteering for The Annual Big Book Sale is a ton of fun & comes with great perks.

  • First access to all of the items
  • A $5 Annual Big Book Sale coupon for every 2 hours you volunteer
  • The satisfaction that comes with helping your community

For more information please contact Brenda Salguero, Volunteer Manager, at (415) 477-5223 or brenda.salguero@friendssfpl.org. ​

As a volunteer you will assigned to help with the following:

  • Set up and break down the sale
  • Sort and organize items
  • Cashier and more!
  • Support our Info and Membership tables
  • Volunteers can sign up for the sale up until the last day of the sale on November 4th

Group Volunteers:

This is an excellent group volunteer opportunity If your school, company or organization is interested in pitching in, please call us at (415) 477-5223 email brenda.salguero@friendssfpl.org, or sign up online.

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