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Book Fair

Saturday, April 20, 2024

52nd Annual Book Fair

Do you want to help keep our community Library one of the best in the San Diego region? If your answer is “yes” then we look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 20 at the Coronado library. All proceeds from our annual book fair go to support the library programs.

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Our yearly book extravaganza coincides with the spectacular 102nd Annual Coronado Flower Show, the largest tented flower show in the U.S. Become a friend at the Library Teen Table this weekend and pick up a giveaway when you’re ready to browse for your latest read head over to the park adjacent to the library. 


Please remember to bring your bags or boxes for your shopping. Tote bags can be purchased for $2, and we accept both cash and credit cards. See you there!


The Friends group generously finances most of the Library's events and special offerings, such as the Community READ, the Summer Reading Program, the Winter Read Challenge, and the Library's art exhibitions. We also contribute funds for specific needs like updating the Teen Center with new furniture and shelving. If you have attended Library events, it's likely that the Friends of the Library, consisting of hundreds of community members, have supported and funded them.

Special Thanks - 2023 Annual Book Fair

It truly does require a community effort. Last year's Book Fair was a tremendous success, thanks to the numerous individuals who contributed to making this beloved community event possible. 


  • Generous readers consistently donate their gently used books to FOL, while dedicated volunteers tirelessly sort, price, and store these donations year after year.

  • Leading up to the event, the City of Coronado Police Department arranged parking, City Public Works provided trash and recycling bins, and the City Recreation Department supplied essential tables.

  • On the event day, numerous volunteers from BSA Troop 806 and its sister Troop 1806, sailors from the USS Lincoln, students from the Coronado High School National Honor Society, the Library staff, and committed Coronado residents dedicated their time to supporting the Library. Special thanks to Starbucks, High Tide, and Donut Beach Coronado for providing nourishment to the volunteers.


“The day was filled with reuniting old friends and making new ones. Most importantly, every earned penny will contribute to the Library's diverse programs for the community. A big thank you to everyone involved.”


– Carl Luna, President, Friends of the Coronado Library

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