Support the library by shopping for books at the cheapest prices in town, to fill the shelves and minds of both you and your loved ones
Ongoing Sale Shelves
Browse our ongoing sale shelves throughout the year at Norman Central! As you walk toward the Children's area, you'll see a set of shelves to your left. All of these books are for sale from the Friends for $1 or 50 cents, and we also have magazines there for sale for 10 cents each. These materials are restocked several times a week, so check back for new items every time you visit the library! You can pay for your items at the Customer Service desk.
Surprise Fall Sale
Please note: This sale is not like our usual fall sale - it will only be in one room, rather than the four rooms in previous October sales. This sale is just to clear inventory before our move.
Surprise! We get to have another sale before we move! Due to the library's later moving date, we'll be having one last sale in the Lowry Room at Norman Central. All books will be 50 cents or $1. We'll also have some A/V materials available - lots of DVDs! You'll find some great deals at this sale, as the books that were previously higher-priced "Better Books" will now be marked down as general sale.
Friday, Sept 27: 6:00 - 9:00 Regular sale (open to public) Saturday, Sept 28: 9:00 - 5:00 Regular sale Sunday, Sept 29: 1:00 - 5:00 $5 Bag sale (fill up a provided bag for $5)
Sign up to be a member in the library lobby Friday evening from 5-7:00 to receive a $5 coupon. (If you're currently a member, you should have received coupons to use at sales earlier in the year.) In our new bookstore, members will receive 20% off on the first Saturday of the month, starting in December 2019. Current members can renew membership through 2020 at the sale or online.
Cookbook Swap and Shop
This sale is in conjunction with Norman Central's annual Cooking Demonstration program. For this wonderful program, the library brings in a local restaurant chef to do a cooking demonstration and pass out delicious samples and other refreshments. Before and after the program, the Friends sell a wide variety of cookbooks and food-related books (like wine guides!). In addition, you can bring in your gently-used cookbooks and swap them for a selection of cookbooks provided by the Friends! For example, you bring two dessert cookbooks from your collection before you gave up sugar, and you get two swap tickets to snag two new-to-you vegetarian cookbooks from the Friends swap table - and also go home with a sugar-free dessert cookbook you found for $3! 2019 Cookbook Swap and Shop July 13, 2019
Norman Citywide Garage Sale
On the day of the Norman Citywide Garage Sale, FONL sets up outside in the Sorting Center parking lot - offering general sale books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, and other miscellaneous items. All either $1 or 50 cents! This year our garage sale will include all of the shelving, bookcases, chairs, desks, and other materials from the Sorting Center as we prepare to move to the new library, individually-priced.
Small Program Sales
We also have "mini-sales" associated with many of the library's amazing programs. At these programs, the Friends sell books and materials related to the program topic. Some of the programs to look for include:
Holiday Open House
Gardening Workshop and Seed Exchange
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