The Friends Bookstore on the Second Floor of the Downtown Library 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’s budget where needed, to support advocacy for BPL, and to promote and assist BPL in any way Library Administration requests.
Our operating hours are as follows:
Monday-Saturdays 9:30 am -5:30 pm
Sundays 2:30 am -5:30 pm
Bookstore volunteers 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.
Come visit us in the Friends Bookstore and help support the Birmingham Public Library!