The Friends of Los Osos Library has a tradition of creatively supporting our library and patrons, and in the process raising money to provide even more support for the library. We also provide a great way to recycle donated books and magazines - a win-win for all!

Used Book Sales

Friends of Los Osos Library book sale
Our big events are our used books sales, held three times a year in the library parking lot. Occasionally, we will also hold mini-sales which will be announced a week in advance.

In additional to hardback and paperback books, we sell DVDs, CDs, and great bargain-priced books for kids!

Next Book Sale:
    Our next regular sale is scheduled for April 7 from 9-1 in the library parking lot. "Buck a Bag" starts at noon. Rain cancels.
    Sale dates for 2018:   April 7,  August 4,  November 17
Friends of Los Osos Library welcomes your donation of clean, undamaged books, as well as DVDs and CDs, for our book sales. We appreciate gently used hardbacks and paperbacks that are not damaged or yellowed. Unusable books can be placed in your blue recycling bin.
Here are our donation guidelines:
  • Non-fiction books which are time sensitive should be recent publications, not more than 5 years old. For example: Medical, Science, Dictionaries and encyclopedias, Travel, Business, Computer manuals, Textbooks. 
  • While we welcome donations of CDs and DVDs in good condition,  please no VHS/Betamax tapes, no audio cassettes, and no vinyl (LP) recordings. 
  • Magazine donations may be dropped off in the box just outside the front door of the library during library hours. Guidelines for magazine donations are posted on the box. Please make sure that weekly magazines are no more than three weeks old and monthly magazines no more than three months old.

Look for these Friends' sponsored selections in the library:

Magazine Sales
If you like an occasional magazine read, but don't want to spring for a subscription, we may have what you are looking for. Recent magazines are available for purchase at the library for 50 cents each.
stack of magazines
Books-for-Sale Cart
A small cart holds these treasures of donated books that are in excellent condition and can't wait for the next book sale. Each book is individually priced - some great deals!

Available for Purchase at Los Osos Library

Friends of Los Osos Library book bag
This may be the best book tote around! Bright blue with our "reading bear" logo in white, it is large - approximate dimensions 12" high x 19" wide x 5" deep - and strong, with reinforced double straps.
Price: $10.00
Overdue: A Brief History of the Los Osos Branch Library
Overdue tells the story of the development of the Los Osos library from a single room in a Baywood Park resident's home over sixty years ago to the facility it is today. Written by former Friends' president Sally Marchand, in collaboration with Ardith Wagner and Dorothy Dana, it is more than a history of a building!
Price: $10.00