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FFRPL is the 501(c)(3) charity that raises funds, presents programssupports special projectshelps create specialized spaces, and purchases supplemental materials & equipment for the Rochester Public Library.

The Library Store

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.

Store Hours 

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.

Volunteer staff

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:

Special on site book sales

HUGE Used Book Sale

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.

Online sales

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.

Get information on donations to the Library store here