The bookshop and Al’s Big Dipper are closed and book sales are suspended until further notice. You can still purchase books via our online store and Fiction To Go. Learn more below.
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).
In place of our customary monthly book sales, come to the 2020 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. Also find bargain prices on used CDs, DVDs, and records. Do wear masks. Social distancing and limited occupancy, of course. Spaced seating in adjacent auditorium, if needed, for those awaiting admittance.
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.
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!
Now you can purchase gently used fiction titles at these 10 branch libraries:
$2 for each hardback and trade paperbacks, $1 for mass-market paperbacks.