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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

Beginning March 15, 2021 the FFRPL Book Store will be reopening, with limited days and hours.

Beginning March 15 we will also be accepting book donations — by appointment only. Please call 585-428-8351 to schedule an appointment.

FFRPL runs The Library Store year-round in the 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.

Central Library Downtown, 115 South Avenue, 1st floor, 585.428.8181


Monday: 9am – 5pm; Tuesday: 9am – 5pm; Wednesday: 9am – 5pm; Thursday: 11am – 5pm; Friday: 9am – 5pm; Saturday: 10am – 2pm; — closed 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.

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, FFRPL runs the popular HUGE Used Book Sale every March (tens of thousands of books available for purchase) and the Seasons Readings Book Sale every 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.

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