Center for Children's Books Annual Pre-Book Sale

rows of books

For the very best selection for our annual book sale, you will want to attend the pre-sale! The sale will feature hundreds of new children's books for youth ages birth through high school. 

Available 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 $2 each, and hardcover books are $5 each, with other items priced as marked. 

All proceeds support the Center for Children's Books (CCB) and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

Tickets to the pre-sale are $20. Please email the Center for Children's Books at or call us at (217) 244-0324 for more information about the book sale or to register for the pre-sale. 

Ticket reservations will be accepted February 1-16.

This event is sponsored by Center for Children's Books