Our Book Sale


Come into the library and you will see our teen/adult book sale area. Thanks to library staff and volunteers, additional space was made to sell more donated books.  About $2,500 is generated from inside book sales annually.  We hope revenue will increase with more books to choose from.  We’ve also added artwork to this area that was hand-painted by some of our very own Friends members.  We would like to thank Neighbor’s ER for their generous donation towards this art project.

FOTBL logo art work www.psalmscanvas.com



WHEN? Our outside book sales are held each Spring and Fall.  Our next book will be October 14, 2017.

WHERE? Book sales are held in the parking lot behind the Bellaire Library, 5111 Jessamine in Bellaire.

WHAT?  At each sale, used books and other items in good condition are offered to the general public including:

  • Art prints and posters
  • Books in good, clean, readable condition
  • Compact discs
  • Computer software
  • Sheet music
  • DVDs

Most hardback books cost $1.00 and paperback books cost $.50 .  The sale may also feature “better books” including recent releases and rare and collectible books, which are available at affordable prices.

HOW CAN I HELP? Volunteers are always needed at book sales.  Email fotbl1@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

CAN I DONATE BOOKS?  For information about donating items such as books, cds and artwork, please contact the library at 713-662-8160. 

Due to limited space we are not able to accept the items listed below.  We suggest you bring any unusable items to the Westpark Recycle Center located at 5900 Westpark Drive. Thank you for your understanding!

– outdated materials

– dictionaries

– text books

– study guides

– magazines

– VCR & cassette tapes

For more information, please see FOTBL BOOK SALE GUIDELINES.

Thanks to our volunteers & shoppers who came out to the book sale on October 8th!  Special thanks to the Bellaire Chapter of the Houston Area Youth Council on Service, Bellaire HS Leading Ladies & Evelyn’s Park Ambassadors for getting up early to help us unload books and staying late to clean-up.  Without their help, our book sale would not be possible!