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The Booksale is Coming

Buddy the Elf excited for the Friends of the Library Booksale

The holidays may be long gone, but another exciting time of year is just around the corner – booksale season! The Friends of the Metropolitan Library System will host their annual booksale Saturday Feb. 24 and 25.

The MLS Friends of the Library host one of the largest booksales in the country. This year's sale includes over 700 thousand books, with over 40 categories of books. Some rare and first editions are also available.

Friends of the Metropolitan Library System generously give proceeds from the Booksale back to MLS for services and programs. To date, the Friends have given more than $4.2 million in grants to the Metropolitan Library System. Some examples of projects sponsored by the Friends over the last year include staff scholarships for continuing education and over $80,000 for the 2017 Summer Reading Program. 

How much are tickets to the event?


The booksale is open to the public.

How much are books at the booksale?

The General Area

  • Hardbacks for $1
  • Paperbacks for .50

The Collector’s Choice Area

  • Books are individually priced but usually under $10
How do I get a Friends Membership?
  • Online ($10) - Memberships can be purchased at www.mlsfriends.org  until Thursday, Feb. 22.  Postcard tickets will be mailed for Memberships purchased before Feb. 4.  Memberships purchased after Feb. 4 will pick up tickets at will call on Friday, February 23.
  • At the Fairgrounds ($15) - Memberships can be purchased at the fairgrounds on Friday, February 23, open Friday from 12 – 4 and again 6 – 9 pm.

At a Glance:


The 39th Annual Friends of the Metropolitan Library System Booksale


Saturday, Feb. 24th and Sunday, Feb. 25th

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM


The Oklahoma State Fairgrounds

In The Oklahoma Expo Building

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