Book Den

The Friends of Sacramento Public Library operates the Book Den, which sells gently-used quality books and media. Proceeds benefit all 28 branches of the Sacramento Public Library by funding the purchase of new materials and system-wide programming efforts like Summer Reading. By selling previously-read books at low prices, we recycle them for others to read and enrich the community. The Book Den is open Thursdays, from 9 am – 2 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 am – 5 pm, at 8250 Belvedere Ave., Suite E. Sacramento CA 95826. You may reach the Book Den at (916) 731-8493 or Please be aware that there are “No Parking” signs posted on the South side of Belvedere Ave. that are enforced.

Map to Book Den/Warehouse

The Friends hold weekend warehouse book sales monthly. Please go to this link for a complete list of upcoming Warehouse Sales: 2015 Warehouse Sales

Take a look at this news item from our January Sale.

The Book Den offers many higher value and collectible books in our virtual stores on Amazon and ebay.

In 2014, over 270,000 books and other items were donated to the Book Den. We depend on your donations to continue to offer an outstanding assortment of books for sale, at amazingly low prices.Donation Guidelines for the Book Den

Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers and book sorters year round at the Book Den and the warehouse. Please call us at (916) 731-8493 or email us at Our dedicated and awesome Book Den volunteers put in almost 20,000 hours in 2014, and would love to have book lovers like you come join them.

Volunteer Application (PDF)

When we have a surplus of donated books we re-donate them to community organizations serving children, adults, and seniors throughout the Sacramento County area and beyond. In 2014 we donated over 50,000 books to organizations in need. To see a list of where books have been re-donated this past year, please click here.