FFRPL runs The Library Store year-round on the 1st floor of Central Library’s Bausch & Lomb Library building, with a team of volunteer cashiers and assistants. The Library Store sells books and book-themed gifts as well as cards, magazines and Library-related items. Proceeds from the store benefit the Rochester Public Library. Each purchase you make helps the Library expand its collections and services to the public.
Monday: 9am – 1pm
Tuesday: 9am – 1pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 3pm
Thursday: 11am -3pm
Friday: 9:30am – 3pm
closed Saturday and Sunday
Copies of Rundelania (a printed compilation of a blog from Central Library’s Arts & Literature Division): $2
All hardcovers and paperback books for adults: $1
Children’s books: 50 cents
Magazines: 25 cents
Proceeds from The Library Store benefit the Rochester Public Library. Each purchase you make helps the library expand its collections and services to the public.
The store is operated by volunteers. Click here to find out how you can volunteer at The Library Store.
The Library Store has a selection of new and used items such as:
In addition to the storefront, historically FFRPL ran the popular HUGE Used Book Sale in March (which was discontinued as of 2021) and the Seasons Readings Book Sale in November (with many like-new pre-selected items for holiday gift giving).
Friends of RPL held its first book sale in September of 1974. More than 40,000 books were offered and The Friends made $13,000. Quite a success, especially for 1974!
Today, in addition to continuing that longstanding tradition, FFRPL operates the Library Store in Central Library, and also offers thousands of books for sale online.
We have more than 9,500 quality used books in our inventory! All genres.
Proceeds benefit the Library.