Novel Finds at East Falls’ Biggest Book Sale

The neighborhood’s favorite local fundraiser is back, with shelves of savings (and sweet surprises). 

Bargain hunters, cookie monsters, and bookworms, unite! The Falls of Schuylkill Library’s annual Spring Book & Bake Sale is bigger and better this year, with great deals and homemade deliciousness you won’t want to miss.  You’ll find everything from bestsellers to the most obscure, quirky reads, perfect for your collection or as thoughtful gifts. And let’s not forget the DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles, and children’s books, all waiting to be claimed — just in time for beach reading season. 😎🏖️

Prices are a steal! Hardbacks and jigsaw puzzles for just $1, trade paperbacks, CDs, and DVDs at 2 for $1, and regular paperbacks at 3 for $1. And this year, for the first time, the Book Sale will span three days:

Thursday, May 2 (11AM-4PM)
Friday, May 3 (11AM-4PM)
Saturday, May 4 (10AM-4PM).

🍪🍰🧁 Save room for dessert on Saturday! The Bake Sale starts at 10AM, featuring cakes, cookies, brownies, and other cherished family recipes while they last. Many neighbors look forward to these special local treats all year long. 😋 First come, first served — get here early for the biggest selection of baked goods.

PRO TIP 👉👉👉 Beat the crowds at one of two great preview events on Tuesday April 30th:

“First Look” Members Preview Sale (1PM-3PM): Exclusive sneak peek for dealers and Friends of Falls Library. $3 an item. Refreshments served. Not a member? No worries, you can sign up at the event or online — membership is just $10 per year and helps ensure great library programming and also contributes to the upkeep of this beautiful, historic building (c. 1913).

Public Preview (4:30PM-6:30PM):  Open to all. $2 an item. Bring a friend (you’ll probably need help carrying all your purchases home).


If you’re like most booklovers, you probably have piles of books you’ve enjoyed that are ready for other readers to discover them. Spring is a great time to weed out your hoard — and make room for new titles. Please consider donating your cast-offs to the Library, where they can become someone else’s treasure and will help raise needed funds.

The Friends are happy to accept adult and children’s books, CDs, DVDs, and jigsaw puzzles. (No magazines, encyclopedias, videos or audiocassettes, please.)  Deliver your items, bagged or boxed, to the library meeting room during the following times:

Wednesday April 24 (10AM – 4:45PM)
Thursday April 25 (10AM – 4:45PM)
Friday April 26 (10AM – 4:45PM)
Monday April 29 (11AM – 6:45PM)

Mark your calendars, the fun starts soon! Everything must go — books remaining after May 4 will be offered at two “Give What You Want” days, Monday May 6 & Tuesday May 7 (11AM-6:30PM).

Thank You for Your Support! More than just great shopping and community vibes, the Book & Bake Sale raises money for library materials, workshops, speakers, kids’ activities, and other great programming. Your participation is appreciated — and so are volunteers. Please email or phone the co-chairs with any questions: Wendy Moody (215-840-4213) or Frankie Jueds (215-848-3533).

Falls of Schuylkill Library
3501 Midvale Ave (at Warden Drive)
Book sale is held in the Library meeting room and garden.

May 2019 (The Local)
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