Book Sales
Book Sales

The next book sale will be in December 7 2019, so watch this space for more details this Fall.

Our bi-annual book sales in Spring and Fall are our primary fundraising activity, the proceeds directly support the programs and materials offered at Barrett Library. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer both in setting up the sale and during the sale. Each volunteer gets a FREE BOOK for every shift worked! Please lend a hand. Thank you for your support of Barrett Library!

Limited time but still want to help? Consider a two-hour slot to assist with book donation sorting throughout the year. We receive donations for book sales daily that need to be sorted, boxed and stored. Contact if you are able to help!


We Welcome Donations of Books, Audio Books, CDs, and DVDs in Good Condition, with Media Cases Intact.

Books and media that you donate to the library are sold at our book sales to raise money for Barrett Library. All donations need to be in good condition: clean, no water damage, mold free, odorless, pages whole, binding intact, and free of highlights, underlining, and notes. Please leave your donation by Barrett's circulation desk in the designated area. If you plan to donate more than eight boxes of books and media at one time, please call the library at 703-746-1702 or email so that we can be ready to receive them.

Donations We Can Use

  • Books - both Nonfiction and Fiction

Young Adult's
Foreign Language
Large Print

  • Textbooks - less than Five-Years Old
  •               (Minor highlighting okay)
  • Media - with Cases Intact


Donations we cannot use (please recycle instead)

  • Encyclopedias, hardback dictionaries, and yearbooks
  • Atlases and maps
  • Newspapers and newsletters, magazines, and professional journals
  • VHS/audio cassette tapes and records
  • Homemade DVDs, CDs, videos, and tapes
  • Finance, business, wellness, parenting, health, and travel books more than 5 years old
  • Computer, technology, law, science, and medical books more than 5 years old
  • Toys, games, and puzzles