Friends of the Memorial Library Book Sale  - Friends of UW Libraries - 10/16/2019 - 4:00pm

Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale

Room 116

Thousands of books at unbelievably low prices! This semiannual sale is free (except the preview sale) and open to the public. Organized by the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, proceeds help to support our annual lecture series, special purchases for the library collections, preservation of library materials, and grants for the visiting scholar program. Books for the sale are donated primarily by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff, students, and Madison-area residents. 


  • Wednesday, October 16
    Preview Sale:  4:00-8:00 p.m. ($5 entry)
  • Thursday and Friday, October 17-18
    Regular Sale: 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (no entry fee)
  • Saturday, October 19
    Bag Sale: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ($5 per bag)
    Bring your own grocery bag or purchase one for $1
    From 1:05-2:00 p.m. the remaining books & items are free

Friends of UW Libraries

Friends of UW Libraries

The Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries exist to support the operations of the UW-Madison campus libraries, particularly in maintaining, expanding, and preserving the Libraries' collections. These collections, spread among more than 30 campus libraries, are a gathering point for students and scholars from around the state and around the world. Now more than ever, support is necessary in order to maintain a world-class library system.