Book Sales


Find books, DVDs, magazines, and more, most for $2 or less, all year long at the Friends @ Rothrock Used Book Shop inside Lawson McGhee Library in downtown Knoxville.

The Friends @ Rothrock Used Book Shop is open 7 days a week.  Check here for store hours, news about monthly specials, store prices, and other information.

Branch Sales

Bearden Branch SaleBranches of the Knox County Public Library hold sales throughout the year. These sales feature a wide selection of books at the same great prices as our huge annual event.

Visit our special branch sale page for the latest information about sale locations and dates.

Special Sales

Children's Festival shopperEach year Friends celebrates reading in our community with book sales at special events such as the Children’s Festival of Reading and the East Tennessee History Fair. Shoppers at these events will find carefully curated collections of books at bargain prices.

Keep up with all our special sales here.

Annual Used Book Sale

The 2018 Annual Used Book Sale has ended, but our gratitude to everyone who helped make it a success is endless.

A special thank you to our 2018 sponsors: the Knox County Public Library, the City of Knoxville, Three Rivers Market, Comcast, WBIR TV, the Knoxville News Sentinel, WUOT 91.9 FM, and Magpie’s Bakery.

View our photo albums from the 2018 sale:

Volunteer to help at the bookstore or at any of our book sales!

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