Book Sale 2013

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 donated by the library and by individuals, as well as snacks and beverages, are used to administer the foundation and to support its mission of serving the library.  Because of the operation of the Bookstore, almost 100% of individual contributions to the Friends Foundation are used to benefit BPL.

Our operating hours are as follows:

Monday-Saturdays  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sundays  Closed

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!

If you have any questions, you may contact the Friends Bookstore at 205-226-3676 or

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