Book Sale


. We will start collecting books in November for the Mar 2022 sale. They may be dropped off on Tuesdays  at Building E at the Fairground between 8 am and 2pm.

Our September Sale was a success, thanks to all our shoppers and the Altrusa members who helped out this year. Our next sale is in March.

March 17 -20

FDL Fairgrounds Rec Bldg.

Thurs.   4-8,  Fri.  9-7:30,  Sat.   9-4,  Sun.   10-2


We will be using more of the Rec Bldg. so we can have wider aisles and more tables so the books are spread out more. We hope Covid will have calmed down by March and we won’t need masks.

$5.00 admission

half price books day

Sunday, Fill up a box for $5.00

  • Besides books and audio books we also have jigsaw puzzles, toys, games, DVD’s ,records

We will be doing simpler pricing this year. Most books will be unmarked and cost $2.  Some books will have stickers with prices on the front cover. Thank You everyone who came to the 2021 sale. It was great to see you again!

Book Sale history

At the August 1961 board meeting it was decided that the group’s money making project would be an annual book sale, to be continued as long as it is reasonably successful. The first book sale was held at the YMCA in April 1962. The profit was $200. For the next several years the sale was held in an empty store on Main Street. Since 1969 it has been at the Cow Palace on the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds. The book sale continues to be successful and usually generates $18,000 to $20,000 profit to fund local scholarships for high school graduates and re-entry students, local projects national fellowships and educational funds.