Book Sale

Pre-Sale | Book Sale | FAQs

The 18th Annual Book Sale will take place February 18th through February 20th, 2019 from 10 a.m- 6 p.m.

The Book Sale is located in the CCB (School of Information Sciences, Room 24).

Each spring, the Center for Children’s Books (CCB) hosts our Annual Book Sale. For three days, we sell thousands of new children’s books for youth, ages birth through high school. Our titles represent the full spectrum of children’s publishing in fiction and nonfiction: board books, picture books, easy and transitional readers, chapter books, series fiction, novels, activity books and kits, nonfiction series, mass-market paperbacks, and more.

Paperback books are $1 or $2 each, hardcover books are $5 each, and individual items are priced as marked.

All proceeds support the Center for Children’s Books and The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books.

Please note that during the Book Sale, all normal CCB operations, including class reserves, will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Pre-Salechoosing books at the 2015 book sale

The 18th Annual Pre-Sale will take place February 17th, 2019 from 1-4pm. The CCB will start accepting reservations from January 28th till February 11th.

The Pre-Sale is a perfect event for librarians and teachers wanting to get an advanced pick at the full selection of Book Sale books for a low reservation fee of $20.

The Pre-Sale is located in the School of Information Sciences (501 E. Daniel, Champaign IL).




What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, Visa/Mastercard, and purchase orders.

Where is the Book Sale held?

Please see our Visit Us page for directions to the iSchool building and parking information. The pre-sale will be held in the East Foyer of the iSchool building, while the Book Sale will be held in room 24 of the iSchool building.

Can I bring my child(ren) to the Book Sale?

Pre-sale attendees are allowed to bring ONE child under age 12.
Book Sale attendees are encouraged to bring children!