Used Books and Art at the Library:

Nearly every month (on the last Thursday), the Friends host a used book and art sale in our basement bookstore. We have thousands of gently used books and some really beautiful art for sale at ridiculously low prices.

Shop for Hardback books, Paperback books, Puzzles, Children Books, Audio Books, DVD's, CD's, and Special Price Books (Alaska collector's books, autographed books, etc).

GRAB BAGS of books bundled together are available for one low price of $5. Each Grab Bag contains about 30 books.

Click here for a printable version of our Book Sale Calendar.

Donate Books and Art:

All of the books and art we sell are donated to us by generous members of the community. If you have books or art that you would like to donate, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to take them off your hands!

Small donations can be left at the Circulation Desk at the library during regular library hours. If you have a large quantity of books, contact Vicki Johnston-Freese at (907) 262-6221 or email her at She will be happy to meet you at the library back door (by the dumpster) with a cart to help unload your items.

Please DO NOT DUMP items outside of the library. Need a receipt for tax purposes? Just ask.

We accept the following items in good condition:

  • Hard Backs, Fiction and Non-fiction
  • Paperbacks
  • DVD's Blu-rays, and CDs
  • Puzzles

We do not accept:

  • Magazines, Newspapers, Catalogs
  • Video tapes, Records
  • Books that are smelly, moldy, damaged, or marked
  • Computer books, encyclopedias, and text books
  • Company or equipment manuals

All donations are very much appreciated. All proceeds from the sales are used to fund community programs at the library.

Self Serve Book Shopping:

The BOOK SALE SHELF in the foyer is always well stocked with a wonderful selection of gently used books. Shop anytime the library is open. Simply place your money in the donation box.

Watch for specials such as gardening books in the summer, craft books, and music books.

Hardback books are $1 each. Paperback books are 25 cents each or 5 for $1.

Remember that every book you buy and every donation you make goes to support community programs at our library.

It's so easy to fall asleep while reading.

Grab bags are available for only $5 stuffed with books. Various topics are Childrens Books, Elementary/Middle School, fiction, and more.

Basement Bookstore:

Our basement bookstore is managed by Vicki who is passionate about books. 

Every week she receives donated books, art, puzzles, and more. Vicki, along with her amazing volunteers, keep the bookstore organized making it easy to shop. 

If you have a lot of books to donate, Vicki is the one who is happy to meet you at the back door (by the dumpster) with a cart to help unload your donations.

Canvas Book Bags:

Purchase one of our thick canvas book bags for $15 and fill it up at any of our monthly book sales for only $5. 

Bring it back every time you come to a book sale and fill it up again for only $5.

These bags hold a LOT of books.

Don't risk dropping your newly purchased books into the rain or snow as you leave the book sale.

These bags make future book buying even more of a bargain.

Soldotna Library Friends

(Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library)

501(c)3 organization Tax ID No. 30-0347148

PO Box 4134

Soldotna, AK  99669               

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