Friends of the Rockport Public Library Book Sale

Community Happenings
Midcoast Recreation Center
535 West St, Rockport, ME 04856
Jul 12, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This summer marks the 50th year of the Friends of Rockport Public Library’s annual book sale! Since 1969, Friends have collected, sorted, and sold countless donated books of all genres in a giant, multi-day book sale that draws browsers and buyers from across the region. In addition to raising an astonishing amount for the Library’s purchase of new books, multimedia resources, and technology supplies, the Book Sale has become a cherished annual event.

The 50th annual book sale will be held July 11-14, 2019 at Midcoast Recreation Center. We eagerly anticipate a community-wide celebration of this Golden Anniversary, with special raffles and activities!

2019 Book Sale Dates & Times:

Thursday, July 11 from 5-7 p.m. Members only sale
Friday, July 12 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 from 8 a.m.-noon
Saturday, July 13 from 1-3 p.m. Box sale
Sunday, July 14 from 8-11 a.m. Free books

This celebration comes at a pivotal moment for our community: after years of uncertainty, construction of a new library will be underway. The library will feature dedicated space for Friends’ activities, including book sorting and selling. Friends happily look toward the future and the opportunity to host events at the library we work so hard to support. More frequent, more visible events—including multiple book sales throughout the year—will enhance the Friends’ role as Library ambassadors.

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that the 2020 book sale will take place in the new library! The dates of the 51st book sale will coincide with the 2020 opening of our new library! Stay tuned.