Bookstore Volunteer

The Friends Bookstore on the First Floor of the downtown Central Library’s East Building is the single most important fundraiser for our organization. Proceeds from the sale of books and other materials are used to provide library programming, to purchase special equipment for the Library, to subsidize the Library‚Äôs budget where needed, to support advocacy for BPL, and to promote and assist BPL in any way Library Administration requests.

Bookstore Volunteers must commit to working at least one 4-hour shift a month in the Friends Bookstore for at least a period of three months. Volunteers run the cash register, process donations, assist customers, and help keep the Bookstore looking spiffy.

And consider this: you have time to peruse the new books, interact with other Library supporters and fellow readers in addition to knowing that you are doing something worthwhile and greatly appreciated.

Interested? Of course you are! Send an email to to let us know you’re interested.