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Used Book Sale

Used Book Donations

Thank you so much for thinking of the J for your book donations! Because of our backlog of books and our limited storage, we are unable to take book donations until after the Used Book Sale ends on August 26. Instructions and dates will be posted as soon as we have a plan in place. Please check back for specifics, and make sure to join us for our sale from August 22-26. We’re thankful for your generosity, which supports our cultural programs like the Jewish Book Festival and the Jewish Film Festival.

If you would like to be notified by e-mail when donation dates are available, please fill out our contact form, and you will be contacted as soon as we have details.

Summer Book Sale
Sunday, August 22 – Thursday, August 26

Thousands of books will be available for sale as the Annual J Used Book Sale returns in to the Arts and Education Building. Stock up on your winter reading material. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Cultural Arts Department.

Apps are great, but there’s nothing like the feel of a real book! Book lovers, collectors and avid readers all anticipate this annual event. Thousands of titles include mystery and intrigue, novels, biographies, politics, religion, sports, cookbooks, history, animals, art, science, science fiction, business, women’s issues, foreign languages, gardening, poetry, psychology, self-help, humor…the list goes on.

Parents and educators will find a large selection of books for children and youth as well as educational materials for homeschoolers. Multiples of titles are available for book club reading along with miscellaneous videos, books on tape/CDs and DVDs.

The Used Book Sale accepts books, records, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays in good condition. We do not accept encyclopedias, magazines, journals, VHS tapes or textbooks which are more than five years old.


Summer Book Sale
Sunday, August 22 – Thursday, August 26

$10 Admission: Sunday, August 22, 10am-4pm (Preview Day)
Free Admission: Monday-Wednesday, August 23-25, 10am-7pm
Free Admission; Fill-a-bag for $5: Thursday, August 26, 10am-6pm


Hilary Gan, 314-442-3294
Director of Literary Arts