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The Friends of Tompkins County Public Library will hold the annual Fall Book Sale over three long weekends in October, beginning Saturday, Oct. 8th, at 509 Esty St, Ithaca. More details are available online at

Dates & Hours: Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Monday, Oct. 8-10 and 15-17; Saturday-Tuesday, Oct. 22-25.

Location: 509 Esty St, Ithaca. Free parking lot across the street.

Special shopping days: 
– Senior Day (age 60+ and anyone with a disability): Wednesday, 10/19, 10am-4pm
– Student Night (age 16+ with school ID): Wednesday, 10/19, 4-8pm
– Dime Day (every item on the main floor is just 10 cents!): Monday, 10/24
– Bag Day (BYO standard reusable bag and fill it for just $1 total!): Tuesday, 10/25

Selection:  250,000 gently used books, comics and graphic novels, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, puzzles, games, and other items donated by community members, organized into 70+ subject categories, including over 30,000 items in the Children’s Section. The Collector’s Corner offers rare and antiquarian books, first editions, collectible vinyl records, artwork, vintage toys and games, and more.

Highlights of this Sale: Special displays will showcase a wide selection of pop-up books for children and adults, and holiday books, including lots of scary stories to read for Halloween. And, after a two-year hiatus for the pandemic, tickets are once again available for the Friends’ Quilt Raffle.

First Day Purchase Limit: In order to serve as many book lovers as possible, on the first Saturday, Oct. 8, each shopper may purchase a maximum of 50 items at a time. After checking out, customers must leave the building, but may get in line to come in and shop again as many times as they wish. Proceeds from the Book Sale fund the Friends of the Library’s annual grants that support Tompkins County Public Library and other libraries in the Finger Lakes region, as well as local non-profit organizations for literacy and reading projects, and scholarships for library science students.