Books by the Bag

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Are you missing our First Saturday Book Sales as much as we are? During this time of Shelter-in-Place we would like to offer weekly contactless “Books by the Bag” until we can safely reopen.

Here is how to order, pay online and pick up:

  1. Order your bag here.
  2. Pay online: $20 per Big Bag or $10 per Basic Bag.
  3. Select your genre(s).
  4. Wait for our email letting you know your bag of books is ready for outdoor, contactless pick-up.
  5. Put on your face-covering and come to St. Mary’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, on the 13th Street side, above Central Avenue. We will have your bag(s) waiting for you!
  6. Read and enjoy!


  • Beginning September 29, pick-up times are 10 am – 12 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Please give us one week to select and prepare your bag of books.
  • All books have been quarantined during these months. All volunteers will sanitize and wear face coverings.
  • If you are unable to pick-up books because of health issues we offer delivery service for an extra $5.00, but only in Pacific Grove.

At this time, we still cannot accept book donations or returns.