Book Sales

HBL friends

Book sales are held by the Friends of Altona Libraries (FOAL) and the Friends of Williamstown and Newport Libraries (FOWNL) on a regular basis, with funds raised for resources and equipment needed to keep Hobsons Bay Libraries running smoothly. 

Book sales contain second hand books donated by the community, as well as library stock taken out of circulation. Please note that as part of our commitment to keeping COVID-safe, we are unable to accept donations at this time.

Interested in becoming a Friend of the Libraries? Learn more about membership HERE.


Book sales for 2021

Friends of Altona Libraries
Friends of Williamstown and Newport Libraries

Altona Library
123 Queen Street
The Book Sale Room, entry at rear of Altona Library

1st Tuesday, Friday and Saturday of each month, 10am to 1pm

Friday 3 September
Saturday 4 September
Tuesday 7 September

Friday 1 October
Saturday 2 October
Tuesday 5 October

Friday 5 November
Saturday 6 November

Friday 3 December
Saturday 4 December
Tuesday 7 December

Book sale prices:

  • Biographies - $2
  • CD/DVD/talking books - $2
  • Junior / Young Adults - $1
  • Young Adults hardcover - $1.50
  • Fiction - $1.50
  • Large print - $1.50
  • Magazines - 50 cents (or 3 for $1)
  • Non fiction - $3 (or as marked)
  • Friends of Altona Libraries

    Williamstown Library
    104 Ferguson Street
    The Book Room, enter via Ferguson Street

    2nd Saturday of the month, 9.30am to 12.30pm

    Upcoming sales:

    Saturday 11 September 2021
    Saturday 9 October 2021
    Saturday 13 November 2021
    Saturday 11 December 2021

    Friends of Williamstown and Newport Libraries