Friends of the Library coordinate two or more used book sales a year. The next sale is tentatively (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2020 (10am-1pm presale for members of the Friends of the Red Wing Public Library and 1pm-5pm sale open to the public); Saturday, May 2 (10am-2pm); and Monday, May 4 (10am-2pm bag sale). The book sale will be held in the Foot Room at the Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066. there will be an opportunity for individuals to join the FOL or renew a membership at the door on May 1. The cost is $10 per calendar year.

Donations are sorted continuously. These are the kind of items to donate:

  • Gently used adult and children’s fiction, including best sellers as well as classics
  • Once-read paperbacks, CDs and DVDs in playable condition. We do not accept VHS cassettes or audiocassettes.
  • Non-fiction books (business, government, self-help no more than 2 years out of print)
  • “Coffee table” books, cookbooks and poetry, books on gardening and hobbies
  • Magazines: (All are welcomed except “time sensitive” and medical magazines such as Newsweek, Time, New England Journal of Medicine, etc.)

Please help the library by pre-sorting your donations.

Musty, torn, or moldy books are not accepted.

Bring your used books through the Third Street entry of the library to the Staff Workroom during the library’s open hours.

If you have a larger collection to donate, or have other questions about donations, please contact Judie Bowes at 651-380-9619.  If you have items to donate directly to the library for our collection, please go to the Service Desk.

Thank you!