Book Sales & Bookstore

Next Friends Book Sale: Fall Holiday Sale, Nov. 2 - 5, 2017

  • Thursday 4 - 8 p.m. (members only)
  • Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (half-price day)

Located at the Friends Warehouse, 762 River St., across from the Main Library 

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Located inside the Main Library on the 1st floor and open year-round!

We offer an amazing selection of nearly new books, magazines, and videos on a wide variety of topics - all for a fraction of the cost of new. 

  • Recently added: older collectible books - they're going like hotcakes!
  • NO due dates, NO fines, NO worries about breaking your budget 
  • Quality used books, all genres, and age groups
  • Collectible books 
  • Recent issues of popular magazines
  • Movies, music, and audio tapes
  • Restocked continually 

Store Hours

Hours may vary depending on staffing availability. Staffed by Friends of the Boise Public Library Volunteers.

  • Monday 10:00-8:00
  • Tuesday 10:00-8:00
  • Wednesday 10:00-8:00
  • Thursday 10:00-6:00
  • Friday 10:00-5:30
  • Saturday 1:00-4:00
  • Sunday 1:00-4:00 during school year  

How Your Purchases Benefit the Library

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Each year, the Friends organization raises over $180,000 to benefit the Library, all through
book sales and the Friends Bookstore. In recent years, funds raised by the Friends have gone towards purchasing opening-day collections for the Collister and Hillcrest libraries, and a generous portion of the opening-day collection for the Library! at Cole & Ustick. The Friends also support many special programs and projects that we could not offer otherwise (or offer as well), ranging from Summer Reading and Library Comic Con to furniture for reading areas and our new 3D printers

All preparation for and staffing of the sales is provided by volunteers, who typically sort through about 200,000 items to prepare for a sale. Besides the spring and fall book sales, the Friends also have a regular ongoing book sale and a bookstore at the Main Library, an online bookstore through Amazon, and conduct occasional smaller sales, such as the comics sale during Library Comic Con.  

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Director: Kevin Booe

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