The Library Store
We are not accepting book donations for the remainder of the Summer 2021.
We plan to accept donations again in the Fall.
Questions? Call 585-428-8351
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 (open early — at 10am — on July 28, 2021 for the Bag Sale: see below)
Thursday: 11am -3pm
Friday: 12pm – 3pm (open early — at 10am — on July 30, 2021 for the Bag Sale: see below)
closed Saturday and Sunday
Please call to verify current hours: 585.428.8181
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.
Items for Sale
The Library Store has a selection of new and used items such as:
- Used hardcover, paperback books, CDs and DVDs
- Puzzles, games, and educational toys
- Greeting cards, rulers, bookmarks, and a host of other items that celebrate the love of reading
- Gift items such as jewelry, candles, magnets, educational toys for children, and books by local authors
- Coffee mugs and tote bags with the Rochester Public Library logo
Special on site book sales
In addition to the storefront, historically FFRPL has run the popular HUGE Used Book Sale in March (tens of thousands of books available for purchase) and the Seasons Readings Book Sale in November (with many like-new pre-selected items for holiday gift giving). There was no HUGE Used Book Sale in 2021, due to COVID restrictions.
July 2021: Shop FFRPL’s Bag Sale in front of the Library Store.
Fill your bag or ours for $3.00
Mon., July 26: 9am – 1pm
Tues., July 27: 9am – 1pm
Wed., July 28: 10am – 3pm
Thurs., July 29: 11am – 3pm
Fri., July 30: 10am – 3pm
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.
Shop our huge online selection 24-7 at AbeBooks.com (seller rating: 5 stars), Alibris (overall seller rating: 5 stars), and Biblio.com.
We have more than 9,500 quality used books in our inventory! All genres.
Proceeds benefit the Library.