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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 able to accept donations (by appointment only) on Mondays from 10am-12:30pm.

Please call 428.8351 to schedule an appointment.

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

Thursday: 11am -3pm

Friday: 9:30am – 3pm

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 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).

Our annual Season’s Readings Book Sale will run Monday, November 15 through Tuesday, November 23, 2021.  The sale will be held in front of the Library Store at Central Library, 115 South Avenue. We’ll have many like-new books, CD’s and DVD’s for your holiday shopping.


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