Friends of the Issaquah Library

Fall Book Sale

The FOIL Fall Book Sale features thousands of books (hard cover, paperback, on CD and audiotape), collectibles, children’s books, tons of fiction, tons of non-fiction, and movies on DVD and yes, VHS. 

FOIL Members Preview Sale

Friday, November 1st, 5:30 — 7:30PM

Not a member? Not a problem.  You can get a membership at the door, $10 for individuals and $20 for a family.


Public Sale


Saturday, November 2nd, 10 — 5PM

Everybody welcome!  Hardcover Books are $2, most other items are $1.  Mass market paperbacks and children’s books are 3 for $1. 


Sunday Bargain Bag Sale

Sunday November 3rd, 1 — 5PM

Same reasonable prices as Saturday, or have fun filling a grocery bag with your favorites for $5.  Now that’s a bargain.






Special Events

Sale Volunteers Needed

Interested in helping?  Sign up at the Issaquah Library Reference Desk (425-392-5430) or email Lesley Wilson (

The nominal list of slots is as follows:

Thursday October 31st

    -- Room setup, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM -  need volunteers who can do heavy lifting

    -- Book sorting, 4:00 – 8 PM – lots of volunteers to move heavy boxes and to

    sort books by category. Light dinner provided.


Friday, November 1st

   -- Book Sorting, 10AM - 3:30PM – need volunteers to sort books by category

   -- Book Sale, 5:30 - 7:30 PM – volunteers to sort books, replenish sale tables and to cashier. Please arrive by 5:15 PM


Saturday, November 2nd

   -- Book Sale, 10AM - 5PM – need volunteers to cashier and orgnaize the tables.

Available shifts:

   10 AM – 12 Noon

   12 Noon – 2PM

   2PM – 5PM


Sunday, November 3rd -- Book Sale

    1PM - 5PM – need volunteers to cashier and organize the tables. Available shifts:

    1 PM – 3

    3 PM – 5 PM

   -- Clean Up, 5 - 6PM – 12 volunteers needed to box up unsold books, stack boxes and teardown tables..


As an added incentive for volunteering, you may do some book shopping while working.


For hours and other information including singing up, you may telephone the Issaquah Library at 425-392-5430.