Friends of the Library Bookstore

The Friends of the Library Bookstore offers amazing deals on a wide variety of items. Even better, its proceeds support Library initiatives! Visit the bookstore on the first floor of the Main Library to discover new-to-you treasures.


  • Hardcover books: $2.50
  • Paperback books: $1.25
  • Children's books: 50 cents
  • DVDs: $1.00
  • CDs: 50 cents
  • Magazines and sheet music: 25 cents
  • Vinyl records and cassette tapes: 25 cents
  • Artwork: varies
  • Friends gift items, including note cards, t-shirts, baseball caps, book bags, and nylon backpacks: varies
  • Limited edition, collectible books are available through the Friends Amazon store–listings may be purchased in the bookstore to save shipping charges

Big Book Sale

The Friends of the Library has a four-day big book sale twice a year with thousands of items at bargain prices! Learn more.

Donate to the Bookstore

Want to donate to the bookstore? It's easy! Bring your donations to any customer assistance desk or to the drive-up window at the Main Library. You can also bring them directly to the bookstore while it's open. If you have just a few bags or boxes, the Ellettsville Branch will accept those too. To arrange for a large donation to picked up from your home, call (812) 349-3083.

What to Donate

  • Popular, scholarly, and children's books
  • Audiobooks (on cassette tape or CD)
  • Movies (DVDs or blu-rays discs)
  • Music (vinyl records, cassette tapes, or CDs)
  • Artwork
  • Current magazines (please call first, as needs may vary)

What Not to Donate

  • Textbooks over 20 years old
  • Damaged books, including those with loose or missing pages, mold, or water damage
  • Annual publications over 5 years old (i.e. travel guides, almanacs, test preparation guides)
  • Encyclopedias or computer manuals over 5 years old (please note that children's encyclopedias of any age are accepted)
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • VHS movies

Unwanted materials can be recycled at 3400 S. Walnut Street in Bloomington. If you have questions about making a donation or the bookstore, please call (812) 349-3083.