Sales & Events

Featured Sales @ Channing Bookstore:

  • December: Holiday-themed books of all sorts, including music, fiction, food, children’s books and an assortment of books suitable for gifts, all at 50¢-$2.50. (Channing store closed Wednesday, December 20 through Tuesday, January 2.)

Featured Weekly Book Cart Sales @ Central Library Bookstore:

Time to clear our bibliographic decks! We’re looking ahead to the holidays and to next Spring’s Annual Big Book Sale—we need lots of storage space for that. So…plenty of unusual sales and lots of low prices over the next month. (Central store closed Monday, December 25 and Monday,  January 1.)

November 27-December 3

  •  Stocking Stuffers (for kids and adults)
  •  Just Received Fiction & Mysteries
  •  Feature Film DVDs (inside store)
  •  Music DVDs (jazz and pop especially)
  •  Books You’ve Always Meant to Read

December 4-10

  • Books for Giving (new and newish, for kids and adults)
  • Books About the holidays (cookie making! gift wrapping!)
  • More Stocking Stuffers

December 11-17

  • Cookbooks $1-$2
  • More books for gift giving (new and newish)

December 18-24 [closed December 25]

  •  Brand New Books at Used Book Prices [books directly from the publisher(s)
  •  Just Received History (lots of Civil War tomes)
  •  Jumble Sale (sets, big books, coloring books, much misc.)

ONGOING Sales Available All Month Inside Store:

  • Old-time Sheet Music 50¢
  • Ephemera (pamphlets, booklets, etc.)
  • Hundreds of Postcards (most 25¢ each)
  • Vintage paperbacks 50¢
Q. Are you part of the Library?
A. No, we’re an independent organization working our buns off (so to speak) to raise money to help support the Library–especially the excellent programs (Noontime Opera, Summer Reading, Crafty Times, Lego Hour, etc.) that the Library produces. Almost every penny we earn from selling donated books goes back to the Library.
Q. Are you on Yelp?
A. Why yes, yes we are… at least our Channing Way store is. If you’ve had a good bibliographic experience at either store, how about leaving a comment on Yelp? And we’re on Facebook too.

Channing Way Bookstore
2433 Channing Way
Berkeley CA 94704
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 4pm

Central Library Bookstore
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley CA 94704
Monday: Noon – 4pm 
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 2pm – 4pm