Friends Bookstore


The Friends Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Main Library. The store sells high-quality used books and other media, book-related gifts, and office supplies. The store offers coffee and there is a seating area to enjoy your refreshments.


Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Book Donations

The Friends welcome donations of books, CDs, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles. Bring no more than four bags or boxes of sellable items to the Friends Bookstore during store hours.

Desirable items are clean and in good condition:

• Unbroken, not torn or tattered.
• No highlighting, underlining, margin notes.
• No mold, dust, crumbs, etc.
• We cannot use textbooks or encyclopedias.

The Friends Bookstore is operated by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library. All profits from the store support programs at the Main Library and its branches. Friends of the Worcester Public Library receive 20% off purchases in the store.

The Friends depend entirely on volunteers to staff the bookstore. In order to expand the hours, they are currently seeking additional volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at the Friends Bookstore, please stop by or call (508) 799-1686. Volunteers receive a 20% discount on used books.

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