FAQs

VNSA Used Book Sale Schedule

Saturday, February 10, 2018   8:00 am -- 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018   8:00 am -- 4:00 pm

Because VNSA wants everyone to have an equal opportunity to purchase books at the sale, we do NOT provide a Preview Sale to the public.  Entry to the sale is on a first come, first served basis FREE of charge.

Location

Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 West McDowell
Phoenix, AZ 85007
map
State Fair website

Admission

Admission to the VNSA Book Sale is free. Please be aware that the Arizona State Fairgrounds charges a parking fee which supports the Fairgrounds. VNSA does not receive any money from parking fees.

Pricing

VNSA sells hundreds of books, media, and other related items at prices significantly reduced from retail prices.  Except for books in the Sets Area, books are marked with a price sticker on the spine, upper right cover and/or inside the front cover.  All unmarked standard size paperbacks are $2.00.

All items are half-price all day Sunday (except for the books in Rare & Unusual).

Payment Options

Cash
AZ Check (local checks only. Sorry, no OUT OF STATE checks accepted)
Credit Card: VISA and MasterCard
Debit Card: with a VISA or MasterCard logo

Shipping

For the 2018 Book Sale, at this time, we do not expect there to be a shipping vendor available on-site.

Tax Deduction

Books and related items donated to VNSA to be sold at the VNSA Used Book Sale are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Internal Revenue Code places the responsibility for estimating the value of the items donated upon the donor, rather than the organization receiving the donation. VNSA does not provide any goods or services in consideration, in whole or in part, for any items donated. VNSA is tax-exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). For more information, contact info@vnsabooksale.org. If you would like a receipt for a recent donation, email VNSAreceipt@cox.net.

Services

Shopping carts
Holding areas
Designated drive-up loading zones
Information table
Handout with map, category descriptions, and other information
Large purchasers' sorting area and separate check-out
Handicapped entrance (northernmost entrance on east side of Exhibit Hall)

Parking

For information on parking fees charged by the Fairgrounds, or other information on the Fairgrounds, consult with the Arizona State Fair and Exposition at www.azstatefair.com or call 602-252-6771.

Hotels, Dining and the Arizona Office of Tourism

For information on hotels and dining options please consult the Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau website or call 1-877-225-5749. For information on other areas of interest while visiting Arizona consult the Arizona Office of Tourism's website.

What we ask of shoppers

All shoppers must walk, not run, when entering the sale and while moving around the building, keeping safety in mind.

Unattended boxes or carts will be resorted and restocked.

Cart contents can be processed at the secure Large Purchase area while shoppers continue to shop. All items left in Large Purchase must be paid for and removed by the closing time of that day.

Electronic scanners may be used at book tables only; books may not be scooped up and removed from tables for scanning.

Patrons must pay for purchases in the Rare and Unusual, Sets, and Text Categories in the respective area before reentering the main part of the building.

VNSA does not carry books forward to the next year's sale, except for specific, unusual books. Books at the Sale are sold or donated to nonprofit groups. Arrangements for disposal of books are made months in advance of the sale.

Read the Book Sale policies and procedures concerning early entrance and more.