Until further notice, the bookshop and Al’s Big Dipper are closed, book sales are suspended, and we are not accepting donations.
You can still purchase books via our online store and Fiction To Go. Click here to learn more.
Founded in 1969, the Friends of the Public Library is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that supports the Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.
Through the sale of donated books, DVDs and CDs, some 55 volunteers and one part-time coordinator raise over $200,000 annually to support:
In addition to the satisfaction of supporting the library and promoting literacy, members receive a 10% discount at the Friends Bookshop in the Main Library.
Why We’ve Suspended Sales, Again
The Friends board has voted to suspend in-person sales until further notice.
New Mexico Library Amigo Award
Congrats to Melissa Carlisle, the Friends' Coordinator, who was awarded this year’s New Mexico Library Amigo Award.
The library bonds passed! Our thanks to everyone who voted “Yes!”