Newly merged Friends of Granby Libraries plan 40th Anniversary Book Sale

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Since 1983, the Friends of Granby Public Libraries (FOGPL) have held the very popular Used Book Sale. This year it will be held on July 28, 29 and 30 at Holcomb Farm. The Friends will start accepting donations in early June.

The collection of all donations for the sale will take place at Holcomb Farm. Book sale donations will not be accepted at the library.

Donation Drop-off Location, Days and Times

Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Road in West Granby on Mondays, June 26, July 10 and 17,  from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesdays, June 28, July 5, 12 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please do not leave donated items at any other location or at any other time.

What to Donate

Gently used hardcover and paperback books; CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, LP records; sewing/quilt patterns, music sheets; newer textbooks; puzzles, games, learning toys; other book-related items.

What We Can Not Accept

Items with any odor such as smoke or mold. VHS or cassette tapes and magazines. Old computer software. Reader’s Digest condensed books; travel guides for years prior to 2017; encyclopedias or sets of books such as Time Life series.

Additional Information

Books packed in large boxes can become very heavy and may be difficult for the volunteer staff to handle. We encourage the use of sturdy boxes with lids, especially copy paper boxes or banker boxes.

If you would like to volunteer for the book sale, with advance sorting and/or helping at the three-day sale, please contact Vicki at High school students looking for community service hours are encouraged to apply to help at the donation pickup times on Monday nights 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

If you have questions or need someone to come to your home and pick up items for the sale, contact us at For more information, visit and go to the FOGPL page. Also stay up-to-date with what’s happening by visiting and liking our Facebook page, Friends of Granby Public Libraries.