Book Sales

Upcoming Book Sales

Fall 2016 Book Sale

Operating hours for the Fall 2016 Book Sale are as follows:

Wednesday, November 9: 7-8:45 pm —  Friends only preview, join at the door!
Thursday, November 10: 10 am -6:45 pm
Friday, November 11: 10 am – 5:45 pm
Saturday, November 12: 10 am – 4:45 pm
Sunday, November 13: 1-3 pm; $5 bag sale

We need your help to make the Fall 2016 Book Sale a huge success! Please sign up here to volunteer!

Our bi-annual book sales are our primary fundraising activity, the proceeds directly support the programs and materials offered at Duncan Library. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer both in setting up the sale (November 4 – November 8) and during the sale (November 9 – November 13). Each volunteer gets a FREE BOOK for every shift worked! Please lend a hand. Thank you for your support of Duncan 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!



Special thanks to Paxton for assisting with our book storage needs year round!

2017 Book Sales

The 2017 FoDL book sales will take place April 26-30, 2017 and November 8-12, 2017.


Featured Events

 Film Club

The first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm you can enjoy a film at Duncan and then stay for a group discussion afterward. Friends funds provided for an enhanced projection and sound system for this and other meeting room programs. Walter Gross chairs the Adult Programs, and if you’re interested in helping contact him via

Book Club

The Duncan Book Club is the oldest in the Alexandria Library system! For further information, contact the Book Club Chair, Ruth Hailu, at

Poetry Society

Walter Gross, Rev. David Glade, and Margaret Ingraham initiated this group in February 2013. The group is currently does not meet regularly, but check our calendar for scheduled events or contact Walter Gross at for more information.  Until the next event, check out the set of essential poetry volumes purchased by FoDL at the Duncan circulation desk.