The Mary Jane McCord
Planned Parenthood
Book Sale

September 16-26th, 2016

Please join us for the 42nd Annual Book Sale. This is the largest used book sale in the tri-counties. We have thousands of carefully curated and cleaned titles in categories that range from American History to War and Military. We have a HUGE selection of children and young adult books as well as business, cook books and literature. Most paperbacks are priced at $1! Stock is refreshed daily, so be sure to come by early and often.

Want to show your support for Planned Parenthood? You can sponsor a book category table for only $100! You name (or company name and website) will be seen by thousands of people visiting the sale over 10 days! Your gift is fully tax deductible and will go to directly support our programs and services throughout the tri-counties. Click here for more information (please make it a link to my email) or call 805.722.1527.


All year long, hundreds of volunteers donate their valuable time to sort and price books and appraise and price rare and collectible books. Before the sale, they shift thousands of boxes of books ó from the sorting site to Earl Warren Showgrounds. During the sale, they set up tables and serve as cashiers and floor people. After the sale, they are there to break it all down.

If you would like to volunteer, please email us at There are volunteer opportunities to suit everyone ó some include working from home and other tasks that donít require heavy lifting!

Donate Books

Books for the sale can be taken to the book sorting site located at 721 E. Gutierrez St. in Santa Barbara (located between Nopal and Quarantina Streets). There is a marked white trailer outside the gate suitable for depositing books at any time. We accept DVDs, video tapes and books on tape. We do not accept encyclopedias or magazines. Please box or bag your books before placing them in the donation trailer. If you have a large donation, 10 boxes or more, please call 805.722.1527 or email so we can make sure there is room in the donation trailer for your books. We do not pick-up books from your home.


September 16-26, 2016
FREE Admission!

Earl Warren Showgrounds
3400 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Opening Night Reception
September 15, 2016
5:00 - 9:00 pm
$25 admission


Fri. & Sat.
9/16 - 9/17
  10 am - 8 pm
Sun. 9/18
  10 am - 6 pm
Mon. - Fri.
9/19 - 9/23
  12 pm - 8 pm
Sat. 9/24   10 am - 8 pm
Sun. 9/25   10 am - 6 pm

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