Friends Programs
AMP Concerts 2020 Summer Reading Book Sales Bookshop

AMP Concerts

2021 Summer Reading

Book Sales

Bookshop

Buy Books and More

Main Library Bookshop

The Main Library Bookshop, operated by the Friends of the Public Library, is located on the Lower Level of the Main Library at 501 Copper NW. The bookshop features a large selection of current releases, plus DVDs, and CDs (audio books and music).

  • 100% donated gently-used books and media. New inventory daily, most 80%-90% off cover price.
  • Accept cash, checks, and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Discover).
  • 10% discount to members of Friends of the Public Library.
  • Two-hour validated parking available in parking structure kitty-corner to library.

Bookshop Hours & Phone Number

  • For now, Monday – Saturday, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Closed on Library holidays plus Memorial and Labor Day weekends
  • Bookshop phone number: (505) 768-5123

Twice A Week Book Sales

In place of our customary monthly book sales, come to the 2021 Twice a Week Book Sales. Twice a week! Over 25,000 items for sale at reasonable prices, most discounted 80% to 90%. Paperbacks are just 25 cents each.

In the month of June 2021, we are offering an ADDITIONAL 50% off all books at the booksale. You’ll also find bargain prices on used CDs, DVDs, and records. We continue to recommend the wearing of masks. As occupancy limitations reduce, please remain aware of the social distancing comfort of others. Spaced seating as available in the adjacent auditorium, if needed, for those awaiting admittance.

  • Main Library Activity Room, Lower Level
  • Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 50% all books throughout June 2021
  • 56-person limit
  • Free admission
  • Two-hour validated parking available in parking structure kitty-corner from library
  • Limited appointments are available on Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Call (505) 768-5167 to schedule.

Can’t carry all those great buys? Take your selections to the Book Hold and don’t touch your purchases again until you pick them up in your car at the library door in the North Alley. (You will be given a tally slip to complete your purchases.)

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. If you are not a member of Friends of the Public Library, you may join as you check out.

Online Store

Those interested in exploring the Friends online sales are invited to visit the Friends eBay store. Once you're on the site, you can use the filters on the left to narrow selections. Click on "Antiquarian and Collectible" to see subject, printing year, etc. Happy Hunting!

Fiction to Go

Now you can purchase gently used fiction titles at these 10 branch libraries:

  • Cherry Hills
  • East Mountain
  • Erna Fergusson
  • Juan Tabo
  • Lomas Tramway
  • Los Griegos
  • North Valley
  • South Valley
  • Taylor Ranch
  • Tony Hillerman

$2 for each hardback and trade paperbacks, $1 for mass-market paperbacks.