Mark your calendars for our next book sale on Saturday, Sept 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at 240 North 9th Street in Grover Beach, one block north of West Grand Avenue.

The sale includes a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction, research, coffee table and collectible books.

“Our library parking lot will be covered with tables and boxes of books for sale; there will be something for everybody,” said library representatives. “Come join us and fill your reading library.”

These sales are a chance for people to come together and browse books to their hearts’ content. The event raises funds for the library, provides a fun, free activity for families, and creates community among patrons as they exchange book recommendations with one another and chat with the board and the dedicated library volunteers.

Everyone loves a good deal, and we have some specials. Sign up for our newsletter by Saturday, Sept. 10, and get a coupon for a free book at the sale, The email goes out Sunday morning. Click here

Other highlights:
• Books are sold by the inch, which means you can load up on any genre, hardback or paperback, and pay the same price. The cost is $1 per inch for hard cover and $.50 per inch for paperback.  All CDs and/or videos are the same as hard cover.
• The ever-popular bag sale is scheduled for 2 p.m. Shoppers buy a paper grocery bag for $2 and fill it with books of their choosing.
• Teachers can get free children’s books after 2 p.m.

Vacationers, visitors, avid readers, researchers, collectors and all others are invited to attend the sale and stock up on their favorite reads. For more information, call 805-481-4131.



First Book Sale of 2021!

Join us on Saturday, May 1, 2021 for an outdoor book sale from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The sale will take place in the library parking lot at 240 N. 9th Street in Grover Beach, just north of the post office and next to Ramona Park.

Not only is this our first book sale of 2021, May 1 is also the 17th anniversary of the library! That’s right, we opened our doors way back in 2004, before the first iPhone. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our special day than with the community that has supported us all these years.

We’ll have our famous “books by the inch” prices so you can stock up on all your favorite genres. In addition, we’ll have some fun specials designed to delight the whole family:

• A free book for every child while supplies last
• Cookbooks for only 10 cents each
• A free 1-inch stack of books with your purchase
• The ever-popular bag sale starts at 1:30 p.m. Shoppers buy a paper grocery bag for $2 and fill it with books of their choosing.

Whether it is children’s books, biographies, popular fiction, crafts, self-help, or coffee table and collectable books, we have something for the bookworm in you.

The sale is outdoors, and entry will be staggered to provide plenty of space for safe social distancing. We will also supply hand sanitizer and gloves.

In case of rain, check out our website for latest updates. For more information, send an email to

Book Sales

Three times a year, the library holds its famous book sale. Community members of all ages gather to browse books and connect with one another. The money raised from these sales supports the library so we can continue to offer high-quality free programs for the community. 

At our March, 2020 book sale, local resident Alejandra Mahoney purchased 10 boxes full of books to distribute for free to children in Santa Maria whose access to books was impacted by the school and library shutdowns in response to COVID-19. Check out the video below!