FRIDAY Outdoor Book Sales

We will have a temporary suspension of our Friday sales until January 28th in order to accumulate additional inventory, miss some of the colder weather, and most of all, give our hard working volunteers a break. Check our Donations page to see details on how to donate Books.

As we get closer to January 28th, the chart below will show the types of books to be featured. Note that types might change depending on what books are available. Hours will be the same as our previous outdoor sales, 9 am – 3 pm. Check back often for any changes.  

One Day Sale Groupings – all sales are Friday 9 am – 3 pm
Sales are held in the Library Parking Lot

See you again on January 28th!

Please keep the donations of Books, CDs, DVDs, Games, Puzzles, and Magazines coming so that we can provide folks with great things soon. For donation information click the tab above marked “Donations.”

For your favorite book purchases, visit our store, And don’t forget our store, Logos Books, open six days a week (Check our the Logos Books tab above). And don’t forget, the Library Reading Garden is a great place to catch up on magazines you might have missed.

For now, stay safe, and we’ll see you soon…
Rory, President, Friends of the Davis Public Library

Meanwhile, all book lovers are reminded that there is another source of books – new books, and our friends at Avid Reader Bookstore are just two blocks away from the Friends Logos Bookstore. Like Logos, Avid Reader remains open during the pandemic and they can order any book for you directly from the publisher, including text and reference books. Particularly exciting is their program of Personal Shopping where they will work with you to curate perfect gifts for friends and family while shopping without the crowds during your personalized reservation at the store. You can find Avid Reader at 617 2nd St. Be sure to see their website for still other great programs and offers. 
Avid Reader ( And for a great experience, visit both stores!


The purpose of the Friends is to assist the Mary L. Stephens Branch of the Yolo County Library, located at 315 E. 14th St. Davis, in efforts to raise funds, plan for expansion of physical facilities, develop the Library’s book collection, encourage reading programs for children, and to promote the Library as a cultural center for the city of Davis.
Friends of the Davis Public Library make substantial donations to the library, funding children’s programs, special events at the Library and the purchase of furniture and equipment. In addition, many print and eBooks are bought every year by the Library with Friends donations.
Most of these funds are earned through the sale of donated books and magazines.  The Friends have book sales at the Library as well as an ongoing Friends sale of books and magazines in the Library Reading Garden during library hours.  Profits from the Friends bookstore, Logos Books in downtown Davis and the Library Reading Garden add substantially to the donations to the Library.

To find out how you can help the Friends, click “Volunteering” on the menu bar above. Bimonthly Board Meetings are held the second Thursday of even numbered months from 1:00 to 3:00, currently via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. To join a Board Meeting click the blue via Zoom link in the line above.  An alternate way to join a Board Meeting is to go to the top of this page and click the balloon graphic.

The Friends have a bookstore selling donated books!  To read more about the Logos Books store in downtown Davis click here.

The annual membership fees are listed below. You may join at any time in the year for 12 months, or for convenience, for more than one year.

Join, renew, or donate:

  • Online using buttons below
  • Printing, filling out, and mailing the Membership Form
  • Using envelopes available at the Reading Garden
  • At one of the Book Sales


    $10.00    Student/Senior Member
    $25.00    Individual/Family
    $50.00    Patron/Business Member
    $100.00   Benefactor

    Friends receive a reminder postcard for each book sale
    and are the first to enter the sale room.
    Bring the postcard and receive $4 off your purchase.

    Click to update your email address or get membership information.

    Please join us and support our library!