Used Book Sale Location & Hours

The 2021 AAUW State College Branch Used Book Sale will be held Saturday, May 15, through Tuesday, May 18, at the Snider Agricultural Arena on Penn State’s University Park Campus. 

The Snider Agricultural Arena is located on East Park Avenue across from the Centre/County Penn State Visitor Center, 800 East Park Avenue, State College, PA 16801.  Parking is available behind the building. 

  • DAILY SALE HOURS ARE 9 A.M. TO 8 P.M.
  • MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021, IS HALF-PRICE DAY.
  • TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021, IS BAG DAY

On Bag Day customers will be able to fill a cloth or paper grocery bag with books for $7 per bag.

Doors will open promptly at 9:00 a.m. each day. Penn State safety regulations state that the Ag Arena has a maximum occupancy of 450 persons. Consequently, we will carefully monitor the number of people admitted to the floor. Once building capacity is reached, new shoppers will be admitted only as others exit the building.

Many shoppers arrive early the first day of the sale to be among the first to enter the Snider Ag Area. Please note that Penn State policy does not permit individuals to stay outside overnight at the Snider Ag Arena. Those arriving as early as late Friday afternoon may place one box or container per person in the line with your name on the box.

Persons must be in line, one person per box/container, before 6:30 a.m. on May 15, 2021, when numbers will be distributed by designated sale staff to determine order of entry into the arena. Numbers will be distributed until 8:45 a.m. Once you have received your number, you may go out to breakfast. Plan to return by 8:45 a.m., however, when the line for admission in strict numeric order will form.

Admittance into the arena prior to 9:00 a.m. for any reason, including use of the bathroom, is at the prerogative of the sales staff.