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Book Sales

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Annual Used Book Sale: March 8-16, 2014

Over 100,000 books go on sale each March at the Knoxville Convention & Exhibition Center, 501 W. Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The sale is located in Exhibit Hall #1 on the downstairs level of the Holiday Inn, facing World’s Fair Park Drive. All proceeds benefit the Knox County Public Library. (In addition to cash and checks, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express debit and credit cards.)  FULL SCHEDULE>

Members Only Day: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Reserved for Friends members who are invited to shop on the opening day of the sale. For more information or to become a member, call (865) 215-8775.

Special Bag Sale for Teachers & Educators: Friday, March 14, 3-7 p.m.: Teachers, tutors, librarians and childcare professionals get the first chance at bag sale shopping in our early bird special!

Bag Sale Weekend: Saturday March 15, 11-6 and Sunday, March 16, 1-6 p.m.: During the final two days of the sale, customers can fill a bag with books of their choice for $5.

Are you concerned about how to get your books back to your car? Free curbside loading will be available to you once again this year.  Just look for the signs designating where to pull up in front of the Used Book Sale on World’s Fair Park Drive and our volunteers will gladly bring your purchases to your car. *Please note: curbside loading may be interrupted on Sunday, March 9th, due to a 5K race in World’s Fair Park that afternoon.

ParkingUsed Book Sale parking map

Unlimited parking is available at the Blackstock Lot (640 Blackstock Ave., north of Western Ave;) park up to 4 hours free in the lot north of the Knoxville Museum of Art on the World’s Fair Park Drive loop; parking is free at the Locust Street Garage when departing after 7 pm; and the Fort Kid lot is only free up to 2 hours, after which tickets are sometimes issued. Please do not park on World’s Fair Park Drive in front of the KCEC or you may receive a ticket.

Register here for a one-day, Used Book Sale 2014 parking pass!

Want To Help?

Volunteer to help at the bookstore or at any of our book sale events! Donate books!


Our bookstore is open 7 days a week. You can find books, DVDs, and magazines for under $2.

Branch Sales

Branch libraries hold sales throughout the year. To be notified of dates and locations of Friends book sales, sign up to receive our e-newsletter Friends ♥ KCPL!

Special Sales

Friends celebrates seasonal fairs and festivals with a mini bookstore booth.