Friends of Byram Shubert Library Book Sale

Upcoming Book Sale:

Over 30 categories of quality fiction and nonfiction books. More than 1,000 DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and more to choose from.

Upcoming Book Sale: June 6-9, 2019

Donation Guidelines

Next drop off dates: April 6 and May 4, from 9 to 11 am

Donations can be left near the garage at St. Paul Church, located at 55 William St West in Byram. Remember, if you would not give it to a friend, please do not give it to the Friends!

Donations should be in sturdy containers (boxes) of a reasonable size; liquor store boxes are ideal. It is especially helpful if you sort fiction and non-fiction into separate boxes.

Byram Book Sale

We welcome:

  • Hardcover books of any subject
  • Paperbacks of any subject
  • Children’s Books — all formats
  • DVDs
  • Audiobooks
  • Music CDs (No records, please)
  • Framed artwork
  • Small bookshelves

Please do not bring these items (we cannot sell them):

  • Water damaged, mildewed, soiled, or smelly books
  • Books with missing covers or broken spines
  • Magazines (including National Geographic Magazines)
  • Encyclopedias
  • Out-of-date computer books and instruction manuals
  • Out-of-date travel books, reference, or textbooks (more than 3 years old)
  • Music cassettes
  • Video cassettes (VHS)
  • Record albums

Book Sale FAQs

The next Friends of Byram Shubert Book Sale will take place June 6-9, 2019.

We welcome your book donations on designated drop-off days when we have volunteers who are eager to assist you. The next drop off dates are April 6 and May 4, from 9 to 11 am.

If you have an especially large number of books and cannot wait until a designated drop-off day, please contact the Byram Shubert Library (203-570-8527), which will put you in touch with a volunteer to arrange help at the garage.

Please call 203-570-8527 to see if a pickup can be arranged if you are moving, have a large quantity of books, or have any other questions about the sale itself.

On designated drop-off days (one Saturday each month in spring and fall), we have a volunteer who can give you a receipt for income tax purposes. If you donate books at another time, please leave a self-addressed stamped envelope with your donation, and include a note specifying how many boxes, bags, or items you are leaving. We will be happy to mail you a receipt. The Friends do not assign a value to the books you donate.

The Friends are actively seeking volunteers to help with the book sale set-up and sorting. If you would like to volunteer, email byramshubertlibraryfriends@gmail.com. Look for upcoming sorting parties on the Byram Shubert Library Events Calendars. Our volunteers tend to come back year after year (twice a year!) to help set up for the sale. Join us!