It’s our Big Fall Sale! It’s time to stock up on books, DVDs, Audiobooks, and CDs at the Big Fall Book Sale on Sep 24-26. Books will be sorted into different genre categories to make it easier to find your favorites!

The sale will take place at the downtown library, 239 N. Spring St.

Friday, Sep 24 – 3pm – 7pm – $5 Admission. Members free.
Saturday, Sep 25 – 9am – 5pm – $1 Sale.
Sunday, Sep 26 – 9am – 3pm – $5 Bag Sale.

Credit Cards will be accepted. As always, your contributions will support the West Florida Public Libraries’ efforts to build community and improve literacy.

We’re back! The Friends of West Florida Public Library will hold its Summer Book Sale July 23-25 at the Downtown Library, 239 N. Spring St.

On Friday, July 23, the sale will take place from 3pm to 7pm, with free admission for Friends members and $5 admission for non-members. (Click here to become a member.)

On Saturday, July 24, the sale will take place from 9am – 5pm with free admission for all and $1 books.

Sunday, July 24 is our famous Bag Sale from 9am – 3pm. Admission is free, and you can get as many books as you can fit in a brown grocery bag (provided) for just $5.

Books are categorized at this sale. Credit cards, cash and checks are accepted. Masks are recommended. Proceeds help fund local public library programs.

See you there!

We’re back! The Friends of West Florida Public Library will be hosting an outdoor book sale on Saturday, May 1, from 9 am – 3 pm at our warehouse at 325 Commerce Street in Warrington (behind Greer’s Cash Saver and next to Redeemer Lutheran). Proceeds benefit local public library programs.

We have a great selection of used books to choose from. All categories will be available!

  • Hardbacks are $2
  • Softcovers, CDs and DVDs are $1
  • Mass market paperbacks are 2 for $1.

Our warehouse is located at 325 Commerce Street, Pensacola, FL 32507.

Please note that our building sits back off the street slightly. Please do not park in front of the white building on the street in front of our warehouse as the owner will tow your car, or in front of our building as that’s where we accept our book donations. You can park on the street or in the shopping center parking lot.

Cash, credit cards, and checks will be accepted. Masks are required. Come out and support your libraries!

Book sale announcement! We are having a outdoor sale at our warehouse on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 9:00 to noon, weather allowing. We have a great selection of books to choose from. New books are $3. Used hardbacks are $2, softcovers are $1. CD’s and DVD’s are $1. Please bring cash or check. We can accept credit/debit card payments for purchases over $15.00.

Our warehouse is located at 325 Commerce Street, 32507.

Please google map our location as our building sits back off the street slightly. Please do not park in front of the white building on the street in front of our warehouse as the owner will tow your car, or in front of our building as that’s where we accept our book donations. You can park on the street or in the shopping center parking lot. Come out and support your libraries!

It’s back! The Big Winter Book Sale. This will be a 2-day sale at the downtown library.

Doors open Saturday, Jan. 25 at 9 am and close at 5pm. Paperbacks are 2 for $1. Everything else is only $1!

The popular $5 Bag Sale starts at 10 am on Sunday, Jan. 26 and ends at 3pm. It’s simple. We provide the brown paper grocery bags. You fill as many bags as you want for only $5 each. Can you beat the record of 67 books in one bag?

Note that items for this sale will not be organized into specific categories. We will accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

Friends of West Florida Public Library members are invited to the Annual Meeting, Saturday, October 19 from 4-7pm at the downtown library, 239 N. Spring St.

We will start with a business meeting to review the past year and elect the incoming board members, followed by a presentation by Inweekly publisher and “City of Grudges” author Rick Outzen. Refreshments are provided.

Hope you can attend!

It’s time to stock up on books, CDs, and DVDs at the Friends of West Florida Public Library Big Fall Book Sale on September 27 – 29 at the downtown library located at 239 N. Spring St. Books will be sorted into different genre categories to make it easier to find your favorites!

Friday, Sept 27 – Friends’ Advance Sale from 3pm – 7pm
Saturday, Sept 28 – Regular Sale from 9am – 5pm
Sunday, Sept 29 – $5 Bag Sale from 10am – 3pm

See the schedule for more details. Credit Cards will be accepted. As always, your contributions will support the West Florida Public Libraries’ efforts to build community and improve literacy.

Spring has sprung! Stock up on new books at the Friends of West Florida Public Library Spring Book Sale on April 26-28, at the Main Branch Library in downtown Pensacola, 239 N. Spring St.

Our hard-working volunteers are already dividing the books into different genres to make it easier to find your favorites! Here are the details:

Friday, April 26 – Friends’ Advance Sale from 3-7pm * Get first dibs on the best selection of books. General admission is $5 at the door, Friends’ members are admitted free. (Memberships can be purchased at the door!)

Friday prices are as follows:

  • Adult books (hardcover and softcover): $2.50
  • Trade paperbacks: $1.25
  • Children’s hardcover: $2.00
  • Children’s softcover: $1.00
  • Audiobooks: $2.50
  • VHS/cassettes: $1.00
  • Albums: individually priced
  • Collector’s Corner items: individually prices
  • We are not selling games or puzzles.

Saturday, April 27 – Regular Sale from 9am-5pm * FREE Admission and reduced prices.

Sunday, April 28 – Bag Sale from 10am – 3pm * It’s simple. We’ll give you a brown paper bag, you place whatever books you can fit inside, and pay $5 for each bag you fill. Buy as many bags as you want… we have carts to help haul away your loot!

We accept cash, checks (with ID), and credit cards.

As always, your contributions and purchases help the mission of the Friends organization: supporting the West Florida Public Library’s efforts to build community and improve literacy.

After Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle in October 2018, a team from the University of West Florida and the Santa Rosa County School District wanted to help students affected by the storm. Entire schools were destroyed or closed “until further notice,” and years of classroom materials and resources had disappeared.

This led to the creation of the Great Gulf Coast Read, an interactive, web-based elementary reading initiative for students, teachers and parents in the counties affected by Hurricane Michael.

The program features UWF athletes, students from East Milton Elementary School and celebrity guests on video reading books on Facebook to students in grades K-5. Some of the books selected for the Great Gulf Coast Read are from the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program, a statewide reading motivational program for students.

After a class finishes a book, the students have the opportunity to answer questions about each story and to complete activities to sharpen reading comprehension.

Pensacon, the Gulf Coast’s largest pop culture convention, got involved by enlisting celebrity readers (like Star Trek’s Walter Koenig), holding a book drive at their December Yule Ball, and auctioning off VIP passes.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, Pensacon will hold another book drive at the West Florida Public Library’s downtown branch, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For every donation of a new or like-new children’s book, donors will receive a chance to win a coveted VIP pass to Pensacon 2019, Feb. 22-24. The more books you give, the better your odds are to win the pass!

In addition, Friends of West Florida Public Library is collecting donations throughout the month of February to benefit schools in Calhoun County. Click here and select the “Great Gulf Coast Read Donation” to make a tax-deductible donation. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be given to the Calhoun County School District.

To learn more about the Great Gulf Coast Read or to take part in the reading activities, follow the Great Gulf Coast Read on Facebook.

It’s back! The Big Winter Book Sale. This will be a 2-day sale at the downtown library.

Doors open Saturday 1/26 at 9 am and close at 5pm. Paperbacks are 2 for $1. Everything else is only $1!

The popular $5 Bag Sale starts at 10 am on Sunday 1/27 and ends at 3pm. It’s simple. We provide the brown paper grocery bags. You fill as many bags as you want for only $5 each. Can you beat the record of 67 books in one bag?

Note that items for this sale will not be organized into specific categories. We will accept cash, checks, and credit cards.