Book Sales

In addition to year-round book sales at the shop, YDL's Friends of the Library hosts three overstock book sales each year! During these weekends the Friends put their overstocked books and special finds on sale at YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road, in the Community Room. 

All proceeds from the Friends book sales—whether at these mega sales or at the Friends Shop —are donated to the library to support programs for kids and adults, purchase special equipment, and underwrite the newsletter.

2015 Book Sale Dates

January 22-25, 2015
May 14-17, 2015
September 17-20, 2015

Regular Sale Hours

Friday from 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm
Sunday from 1 pm - 4 pm

Regular Sale Prices

Hardcovers: $1.00
Paperbacks: 25¢
Oversize paperbacks: 50¢

On Sunday, buyers may purchase a bag full of books for $4 and special books are reduced in price.

Members Only Preview Sale

Thursday from 6 pm - 8 pm

Membership may be purchased at the door, starting at just $10. Learn more about becoming a member of the Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library.

Just In

Delicious foods : a novelBy Hannaham, James

Hannaham’s book is the engrossing story of a Southern family’s disintegration after the death of husband and father, Nat Hardison. It is narrated by Eddie, the couple’s son, as well as an unusual inanimate character named Scotty, and Eddie’s mother, Darlene, absent both emotionally and physically during much of his childhood, unable to cope with the intense emotional burden, local injustice, and overwhelming grief she experiences when Nat is murdered. Eleven year-old Eddie spends a lot of time with his widowed Aunt Bethella, but at one point he decides to try to find his absent mother. Boldly navigating the seedy underbelly of the streets, Eddie’s path leads him to the horrible prison-like agricultural farming enterprise called Delicious Foods, from which he barely escapes with his life. A bold, harrowing story told with amazing love and respect for its characters.

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