***The next book sale is April 8, 9, 10 - 2011 at the American Legion, Jackson.

Friends of the Amador County Library (FACL)

Events & Projects -- Book Sales

Fall 2017 Book Sale

Join us at the American Legion Hall in Sutter Creek for our annual Fall Book Sale. Friday, October 20th, is for members only (come and join if you wish). Then two more great opportunities on Saturday and Sunday. View or download the PDF with all the information.


Spring 2016 Book Sale

The Friends of the Amador County Library just completed another successful book sale. This wonderful event is only possible because of the labors and generous donations of many people and organizations in the community.

FACL netted approximately $4,100 that will help support the library with needed supplies and materials. To put that number in perspective, however, FACL Treasurer Jim Powell reports that FACL has already purchased nearly $5,000 in supplies and materials so far in 2016. The Friends of the Library takes great pride in providing the community a wide array of gently used books at great prices. This event provides much needed funds to maintain the quality of the Amador County Library. Thank you one and all for your support.

Members' night is always busy as you see here. Also pictured are Book Sale Committee members (standing, back row) Jim Powell, Helen Bierce, Michele Powell and Janie Brown pose with members of the CYA crew who helped pack up the remaining books on Monday morning.

       members' night is busy       Committee and crew


Fall 2015 Book Sale

The fall book sale was a great success. We raised just over $4,000 to help support the Amador Public Library. Nearly 70 FACL volunteers made this huge undertaking possible. Other important resources are the American Legion which donates the use of their, the city of Plymouth which loans us additional tables, and the California Youth Authority which brings in young men to help with the set-up and tear-down.


Splendid 2015 Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Amador County Library had another terrific book sale thanks to the 80 some volunteers, great sponsors, help from CYA Camp wards, generous donations, and lots of avid readers. The book sale takes five days to assemble, host and disassemble, but it has become a labor of love. It is so wonderful to work with all of the enthusiastic, competent volunteers.

We took in over $4000 and signed up at least 25 members of FACL. These successful book sales enable us to help the library as they need money for subscriptions, new computers, systems for DVD storage, children's story time and the summer reading program, Little Libraries, adding to the general collection and lots more. We are fortunate to live in a community with so many people who are generous with their donations and time.

Please join us at Trash to Treasures in Sutter Creek on May 23 from 8-3:00. It is a fun street fair where we will be selling books and spreading the word about the library. Also, mark your calendars for the following events:

Trash to Treasures: May 23
Book Drives: August 22 and September 26
Fall Book Sale: Occtober 23, 24, 25

setting up for the book sale
setting up ...

visitors browsing at through the books
visitors browsing through the books

2014 Book Sale

The Fall Book sale was a record-breaking success. Thanks to all our volunteers and everyone who attended for making this sale our best ever!


2013 Fall Book Sale Was Something Special

Something in the air made this book sale really special. It was so relaxed. The tables looked so fresh and neat. We incorporated virtually all of our boxes of books on the tables—pulling out volumes from the boxes to fill the gaps left by eager buyers.

This year featured a number of beautiful "coffee table" books, once too expensive but now within reach of many. Several customers mentioned they were Christmas shopping. The bestselling genres, as always, were the fiction selections, including the ever-favorite mysteries. This year we had a good number of teen books as well. Kids scooped up the children's books with help from their parents, elementary school teachers and grandparents.

Helpers from Pine Grove Conservation CampA special round of applause for all the young men from the Pine Grove Conservation Camp who helped load and unload the dozens of boxes of books. We couldn't have the sale without their help.

Read the entire article about this fabulous book sale in the Fall 2013 News and Notes. >>>



2013 Spring Book Sale Rocked!

The Spring Book Sale rocked. Sales were good, and shoppers seemed to enjoy browsing through the long rows of tables. By closing time on Sunday, the rows of books had almost disappeared, leaving just a few volumes to pack up until the next sale.

Special thanks to our gracious sponsors: Post 108 American Legion, the Pine Grove Conservation Camp, Umpqua Bank, Mother Lode Printers and Starbucks, and to Barbara Baechle for the donuts on Friday during setup.


2012 Fall Book Sale a Remarkable Success!

Thanks to thousands of books, extraordinary team work and the dedication of many FACL members and others, the earnings were up, book donations exceeded those of previous years, and attendance at the 3-day event kept things hopping.

The book sale culminates months of collecting, sorting, and categorizing thousands of donated volumes and has become one of Amador County’s go-to events. Over the years, the sale has grown from one day to three, and the incredible number of quality books has skyrocketed.

The sale’s success is largely due to the many volunteers who help sort, set-up, fluff (keep the displayed books neat and accessible), tally and cashier.
prepping books for sale

We may have just held an over-the-top book sale, but now we need book donations for the Spring Book sale. If you have books you’d like to donate, we have drop boxes located around the county for your convenience:

  • El Dorado Savings Bank, 460 Hwy 49, Sutter Creek
  • American River Bank, 422 Sutter St., Jack-son
  • American River Bank, 26395 Buckhorn Ridge Road, Pioneer
  • Clark's Corner, 12 West Main, Ione
  • Pokerville Market, 18170 State Highway 49, Plymouth

We need your gently-read books and lightly used audio/visual material. We cannot accept donations of books in poor condition, manuals or magazines. Remember, your donation is tax-deductible: FACL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID #942374918. We’re happy to give you a receipt for your donation. If you have a large number of books that you can’t drop off yourself, give us a call at 209-­217-1911 and we’ll send someone to pick them up.