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Great American Book Sale

Adult literacy can change everything.

ProLiteracy’s Great American Book Sale brings together books from a variety of genres and authors for a philanthropic shopping experience to benefit adult literacy!

Snag an autographed book from your favorite author, check out new authors, or buy gifts for the book lovers in your life!

About the Sale

All sale proceeds will support ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund and Mobile Learning Fund. These programs provide adult literacy and basic education programs with print and digital materials to help teach adults to read.

Featured Authors

Richard Blanco, Daniel Handler, Sofie Kelly, Debbie Macomber, Sarah Penner, Louise Penny, Julia Quinn, Leah Roddenberry, V.E. Schwab, Brit Bennett, Dale Brown, Janet Evanovich, Laura Griffiin, Sarah Penner, Nora Roberts, J.D. Robb, Chris Bohjalian, Kevin Kwan, Harold & Shirley Kobliner, Jeffrey Archer, Jeanine Cummins, Beverly Jenkins, Susan Mallery, Brandon Sanderson, Christi Caldwell, Mari Andrew, Lucy Score, Lexi Ryan, Farrah Rochon, Naomi Novik, Jess Michaels, Jenna Petersen, Melanie Harlow, Jamie Brenner, Jim Butcher, Erin Nicholas, J.A. Jance, B. Lynn Goodwin, Delia Owens

Featured Sponsors

The Nora Roberts Foundation

Shop the Sale

The Great American Book Sale will go live September 20th. Mark your calendars!

Frequently Asked Questions


All proceeds from the 2021 sale will support ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund and Mobile Learning Fund, which provide adult literacy and basic education programs with print and digital materials to help teach adults to read.


Authors from all genres are welcome to participate. If you are an author or publisher, reach out to Amanda today.


There are so many ways you can help! You can volunteer for a local adult education organization, set up a monthly donation for the cost of a cup of coffee, or even follow @ProLiteracy on your favorite social media platform to share the latest research, an infographic, or a link to GreatAmericanBookSale.org.


No. All sales are final.


Please email Amanda Wilson, annual fund manager, at awilson@proliteracy.org for more information.


We recommend that donated books be recent, published within the last five years. We prefer to receive no more than 1-5 copies per title, in order to make the offerings exclusive.


In-kind donations, such as books, need to arrive at ProLiteracy’s headquarters no later than August 16, 2021.


No worries! ProLiteracy has Great American Book Sale bookplates available, if needed. Each bookplate is a sticker with space to sign and write a short message to the reader. When we receive the signed bookplates, ProLiteracy staff will affix them to the books prior to shipping. Bookplates MUST be received at least one week before the sale begins. Additionally, you can send in your own bookplate separate from titles and ProLiteracy staff will affix the bookplates.


Help us promote the sale! Authors, publishers, and sponsors who market or share content about the sale help to get their titles into the hands of readers! A toolkit is available, and new content is being added to help you.


Are you interested in participating? Fill out the form below, and a representative from ProLiteracy will contact you with more information on how you can help low-literate adults.

Promo Toolkit

You can access the Great American Book Sale promotional toolkit  here including ads for the sale, individual author posts, and design elements to promote the sale.

Interested in Participating?

Fill out the form below and a representative from ProLiteracy will contact you with more information on how you can help low-literate adults.