February 16, 17: 57th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale

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It is the greatest treasure hunt you’ll ever experience! What treasured books will you find? The Volunteer Non-Profit Service Association (VNSA) will be holding its 57th Annual Used Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is one of the largest two-day used book sales in the nation, and will be held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall Building, 1826 West McDowell Road in Phoenix.


VNSA will be selling over 500,000 gently used books (primarily hardbacks), video tapes, CDs, DVDs, books on tape and CD, puzzles, and games. The average price of a book is between $1 and $5. Over 14,000 people attend the sale in 2012. You can go green by bringing bags and small suitcases.


Funds raised provide financial support to two local agencies: Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, Inc. and Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. Since its inception, VNSA has donated over $6.5 million dollars to charities in Maricopa County.


For the first time ever, the sale has changed from the second weekend in February to the third weekend.


Admission is free, although the fairgrounds charges for parking. In addition to cash, MasterCard, Visa and local checks with proper identification are accepted. All books are half price on Sunday except those in the “Rare & Unusual” section.