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Indy Library Store - Sale Begins December 1st!

11/19/2021 | Programs & Events

In-Person Book Sale

Indy Library Store

Hello Friends! Once again we’re preparing for a coming Book Sale! Discover the treasures of Indy Library Store! During our sales, we offer you recent bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction (as well as more classic titles), DVDs and Blu-rays, music CDs, LPs, audiobooks, and much more—for adults, kids, and teens!

The next public sale will take place over Dec. 1-9, 2021. Some days are regular in-store shopping days. Other days require registration to be admitted. We're thrilled you're eager to sign up! Signups for this sale will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021 here.


  • Wednesday, December 1
    Noon-7:00 pm
    No registration required.
  • Thursday, December 2
  • Friday, December 3
    10:00 am-11:30 am
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    4:00 pm-5:30 pm
    Registration required, sign up here.
  • Saturday, December 4
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
    No registration required.
  • Sunday, December 5
  • Monday, December 6
  • Tuesday, December 7
    Noon-1:30 pm
    3:00 pm-4:30 pm
    6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    Half Price Day, registration required, sign up here.
  • Wednesday, December 8
    Noon-7:00 pm
    Half Price Day, no registration required.
  • Thursday, December 9
    Noon-7:00 pm
    $7 Bag Day, no registration required.

Where does everything come from?

Indy Library Store receives materials that are discarded by the Indianapolis Public Library and generous donors in our community. But the best part is that your purchases help fund library programming at your local branch.

Pro Tips

  • Join the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation’s Friends of the Library group for early access and the best selection.
  • Check out Miriam’s Corner for interesting, unusual, and collectible items. In this area, items are priced individually—peek inside the front cover to discover the deal on each book.
  • To get the most bang for your buck, shop Half Price Day and $7 Bag Day.

COVID-19 safety

Currently Indianapolis Public Library and Indy Library Store are requiring all shoppers, staff members, and volunteers to wear masks. Of course, social distancing is still a good idea, as well. Note: Due to changing nature of COVID-19, these guidelines could be changed at any time.

Shop Indy Library Store Online

If you prefer online shopping, we can help you there as well! We have several online ways you can get your book fix—and support The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. You can shop these options 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

Option 1: Indy Library Store on Amazon
Our Amazon store routinely has thousands of items in it—and those items change daily! Our online books are not found in our brick and mortar store.

Option 2: ABE Books
Our ABE Books store is a pretty darn cool online location. ABE Books is where we sell our “antiquarian” books—those books that are older or rarer. When you visit our store, you’ll see on the home page a couple of online catalogs you can browse (Architecture, Art, First Editions, and more) as well as links to books with other specific content. Bibliophiles (book collectors) will find much to like at our ABE site. If you want to browse just Indy Library Store books, select the “view this seller’s items” link in the left side column or enter into one of our online catalogs.

Option 3: eBay In our ABE and Amazon stores you’ll primarily find books—and there’s nothing wrong with that! But, in our eBay store you’ll also find magazines, CDs, DVDs, and other assorted items, as well as books. We tend to keep a smaller, but more eclectic, inventory on eBay.

Option 4: The Future is Coming!
Soon we will have our own online store where you will be able to buy directly from us. Indy Library Store-Online will carry some of our primo items at prices you won’t be able to beat. Keep your eyes open for our debut. We’ll make a big splash about it.

See you at the sale!

Michael Ehret, Coordinator of Indy Library Store