Book Sales

Upcoming Sales

Karns Branch: April 13, 10:00-5:00

Sequoyah Branch: April 27, 10:00-5:00

Halls Branch: May 3-4, 10:00-5:00

Bearden Branch: May 10-11, 10:00-5:00

Children’s Festival of Reading at World’s Fair Park:  May 18, 10:00-3:00

Burlington Branch: June 21-22
Friday, 10:00-5:00; Saturday, 1:00-5:00

Cedar Bluff Branch: June 28-29, 10:00-5:00

Friends @ Rothrock Used Book Shop

Located inside Lawson McGhee Library in downtown Knoxville, the Friends @ Rothrock Used Book Shop is open almost every day year-round. The bookstore is closed when Lawson McGhee is closed and on Saturdays when University of Tennessee home games are scheduled during football season in the fall.


  • Monday–Saturday: 10:30 am–4:30 pm
  • Sunday: 1–4:30 pm

Customers can pay by cash, check, or credit card. Most items, with the exception of specially priced books in the glass cases, are $2 or less.

Shop the $5 bag sale during the month of March. Special-priced books are not included in the bag sale.

Our eBay Store

Our eBay store opened in February 2024 and features some of our inventory of higher-priced books and series. Click the button below to shop or used the “Advanced Search” feature on eBay to search for friendsknoxcountylibrary.