Book Sale

COVID-19 UPDATE

The 2021 book sale has been cancelled. See below for information regarding the 2022 sale.

Book donations are welcome.  Please call the library to schedule an appointment for donations.

(412) 731-0909. 


C.C. Mellor Memorial Library’s book sale is our biggest fundraiser of the year, with more than 15,000 items on sale over five days.

The book sale is held annually in March.

2022 Book Sale: March 11-15

The weekend will kick off with a preview party for area residents and their guests on Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m., hosted by the library’s community groups. This is a great time to join your friends and neighbors in browsing and purchasing books in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of food, drink and conversation. The cost per person is $25 at the door. Dealers and scanners are welcome at the preview party.

Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 are the main sale days. Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15 are bag sale days. Fill a grocery bag for $6. Bring your own bag or get one at the sale.

Sale Hours:
Friday, March 11 – 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Preview Party)
Saturday, March 12 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday, March 14 – 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15 – 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

I love the book sale! How can I help?

Looking to lend a hand with this year’s book sale? There are many ways you can help CCM have a successful sale:

DONATE. Doing some spring cleaning? We’re happy to include your unwanted books, movies and music in the sale so they can find new homes! Your donated items allow us to raise funds for new library materials.

Due to the volume of materials CCM has received this year, we will NOT be accepting book donations between March 1 and March 31. If you would like to donate books to the sale, please drop them off before March 1. Donations may be made at CCM Edgewood only.

CCM will begin accepting donations for next year’s book sale in April.

VOLUNTEER. An event of this size requires many helping hands! We will need volunteers to help set up for the sale and clean up afterwards. If you’re interested in volunteering, sign up at CCM Edgewood or email Erin Pierce at piercee@einetwork.net.

SHARE. Let your friends and family know about the book sale! Follow CCM on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and share our event and posts about the book sale. Take some flyers and post them in your neighborhood. Tell your neighbor, your barista, your mailman, your Uber driver… help us get the word out about this great event!

SHOP. Shop the sale on any of the five sale days. Come on Saturday and Sunday to get the best selection or wait until Monday and Tuesday to get a bargain at the bag sale! Attend the preview party on Friday night and enjoy refreshments and socialization while getting the first look at what’s available at the sale.

Donation Policy

CCM accepts donations of materials in good condition. Please DO NOT leave materials that are moldy, wet, or otherwise damaged, contaminated or unusable.

Items should be boxed (not bagged or loose) and left in the front hallway of CCM Edgewood under the stairs. We cannot accept any donations at CCM Forest Hills. To receive a receipt for your donation, fill out a donation form at either circulation desk at CCM Edgewood.

We cannot accept magazines, encyclopedias, cassettes, VHS. Books and magazines may be recycled at Construction Junction.

We are happy to accept DVDs, CDs, textbooks and condensed books.