Children's, Teen & Educational (K-12) Used Book Sale

Children's Sale coming up at Reston Library.

Where can you get great literature for children at a fraction of the cover price?

Mark your calendars for Aug. 18-21. The Friends of Reston Regional Library will hold a book sale featuring Children’s, Teen and Educational (K-12) materials. Open between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, this is your chance to get great kids’ books at a nominal price.

For many years, patrons had asked us to split out the children’s books from our huge semi-annual sale in September and April. After much planning, we tried it for the first time in 2009. Our idea was to make this a smaller, friendlier, sale that focuses on our local community. In other words, we wanted to reward our loyal, local patrons with a sale primarily for you. You have stepped up as well and the support for these children’s sales has been amazing.

If you know moms, dads, teachers, day care providers, kids, etc., tell them about this sale.  As with our huge semi-annual sale in September, we restock this sale constantly AND we have some special treasures – rare, interesting, and collectible children’s books.

Because this is a smaller, friendlier sale, we offer the following guidelines:


1. NO SCANNING at this sale.

2. NO strollers or rolling carts in the sales room.

3. NO BACKPACKS of any kind. This includes BABY BACKPACKS (those where the baby is in a frame on your back). We have observed that when a person with a backpack on swings around, other patrons get hit.  You may keep your baby in a front sling of any fashion.

4. We reserve the right to limit BULK buying.

5. No hoarding books.


We want to thank the community for the way you support our sales by donating great books, volunteering at our many events, and purchasing used books at our sales!

One of our sister groups, Friends of Pohick Regional Library, is also holding a Children’s, Teen and Educational (K-12) Sale. Theirs is Friday, Aug. 26 - Saturday, Aug. 27.

See you on August 18 at 10! 

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Maria Koklanaris Bonaquist August 02, 2011 at 09:58 PM
Kelly, is the library still accepting books to be sold, or do you have all you need? What about the Sept. sale, when will you begin accepting donations?
Friends of the Reston Regional Library August 05, 2011 at 07:17 PM
We are accepting donations for the Children's Sale (up to 2 boxes per day) until 10 August. We are accepting donations for the Semi-Annual Sale until early September, date to be determined. We generally accept books year-round, not just in advance of an event.


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