LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Friends of the Livingston Library has fully restocked its Ongoing Book Sale as of Tuesday. 

On a monthly basis, Friends conducts a "Friends flip," where the group takes down all stock and replaces it with entirely new inventory.

Friends has also lowered prices on DVDs, which were formerly $2 each, and are now $1.50 each or four for $5.

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“We have many DVD titles and we want to make this offering available to the public," said Friends treasurer Teresa Allard. "In introducing this new pricing, we’ll devote one of our supplemental rolling racks to DVDs this month. We invite the public to browse.”

With the use of the rolling racks, the sale now offers nearly 1500 items of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs and CDs at great prices. Between monthly restocks, the Ongoing Book Sale is replenished semi-weekly as stock is sold. 

“Our second rolling rack will highlight foreign language books this month," said Allard. "Our three permanent racks, all sorted by category, give customers the opportunity to search by standard genres."

One permanent rack is devoted to fiction: romance, science fiction, general adult fiction, mysteries/thrillers, young adult and “dime” books, Allard explained. Another permanent rack offers non-fiction options, including cooking, art, science, travel, sports, self-help, hobbies/crafts, humor, classics/essays/poetry/plays, foreign language, history/culture, biography, religion and large print. A third book case is devoted to children’s books and books for young readers.

The sale is located past the Internet Café before the Program Room.

Prices are as follows:

Adult hard cover: $1 each

Adult soft cover: $.50 each

Children’s hard cover: $.50 each

Children’s soft cover: $.25 each 

DVDs: $1.50 each or $4 for $

Other non-print media: $.25 each

Specially marked “coffee table” books: $3 each

“Dime” books and pamphlet booklets: $.10 each

Friends of the Library welcomes the donation of gently used books, games, puzzles, table-top toys, CDs, DVDs, and audio books on CD all year round. Items should be in saleable condition. 

Donations may be left at the Friends Desk any time the Library is open.  A tax receipt is available from the Help Desk. Friends is not able to sell, re-donate, or otherwise able to re-direct certain materials. 

Disposing of these items increases recycling costs and absorbs limited volunteer time so Friends hopes the public will abide by the guideline and not leave them in the donation bins.  Friends respectfully requests that people arrange for private disposal of books in poor condition, magazines, VHS tapes, cassettes, encyclopedias, text books below college level, and text books more than 10 years old. 

Friends welcomes college-and graduate-level text books that have been published within the last ten years.

For additional information, contact Friends at 973-992-4600 Ext 505, visit the Friends section of the library website at, or Email