The Center for Children's Books

Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

14th Annual CCB Book Sale

The Center for Children’s Books (CCB) would like to invite you to our 14th Annual Book Sale. We are selling thousands of new children’s books for youth, ages birth through high school. Our titles represent the full spectrum of children’s publishing in fiction and nonfiction: board books, picture books, easy and transitional readers, chapter books, series fiction, novels, activity books and kits, nonfiction series, mass-market paperbacks, and more. 

Paperback books are $1 or $2 each, hardcover books are $5 each, and individual items are priced as marked.

All proceeds support the Center for Children's Books and The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books.

**Please note that during the Book Sale, all normal CCB operations, including class reserves, will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.**


For the best selection, join us at a pre-sale on Sunday, February 15 from 1- 4pm in the GSLIS East Foyer. Admission for the pre-sale will be $20 per person. To attend the pre-sale, you must make a reservation either by calling the CCB at (217) 244-9331 or by emailing Ticket reservations will be accepted between Monday, January 26th and Monday, February 9. Reservations will not be accepted before this date. We require pre-payment to hold reservations: after you receive our confirmation e-mail, please send a $20 (per person) check, made payable to the University of Illinois, to:

Center for Children’s Books
Attn: Pre-Sale
501 E. Daniel St., Rm 24
Champaign, IL 61820

The CCB must receive your payment before Monday, February 9th or your reservation will be cancelled. Reservations will not be accepted at the door and due to fire safety regulations there will be a limited number of reservations available.

Pre-sale attendees will be allowed to line up inside beginning at 12:45pm, but be advised that in past years pre-sale attendees have begun lining up outside around 12pm. The sale will begin promptly at 1pm.


Book Sale

Our 14th Annual Book Sale will be open to the public from Monday, February 16 through Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Sale hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm each of these days, located in the CCB, room 24 of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign. For directions and parking information, see our Visit Us page.


1. What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, Visa/Mastercard, and purchase orders.

2. Where is the Book Sale held?

Please see our Visit Us page for directions to the GSLIS building and parking information. The pre-sale will be held in the East Foyer of the GSLIS building, while the Book Sale will be held in room 24 of the GSLIS building.

3. Can I bring my child(ren) to the Book Sale?

Pre-sale attendees are allowed to bring ONE child under age 12.

Book Sale attendees are encouraged to bring children!