Book Sales & Bookstore

February Fiction Sale:

Friends Warehouse, 762 River Street
Febraruy 21 & 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fiction books and music CDs
No children's or youth materialsAll items 50 cents, tax included.

Books by the Bag Sale:

Friends Warehouse, 762 River Street
Wednesday through Sunday, April 1 - 5
April 1, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friends Members & Library Staff only. Ask about becoming a new member. Memberships start at $10.00.
April 2, 9:00 - 7:00 p.m.
April 3, 9:00 - 7:00 p.m.
April 4, 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.
April 5, 10:00 - 5:00 p.m., Half-Price Day.
Both individually priced items and bag-of-books pricing for amazing bargains.

Nonprofit Giveaway Event:

Friends Warehouse, 762 River Street
Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18, Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Free books for nonprofit organizations. Representatives must present proof of affiliation with a nonprofit organization and certify that books are for the nonprofit organization and not for personal use.

How your purchases benefit the 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 10:00-6:00
  • 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

EacFriendsLogo.pngh year, the Friends organization raises more than $200,000 through book sales and Tree City Books to benefit the Library. In the last decade, funds raised by the Friends helped purchase opening-day collections for the Collister, Hillcrest and Cole & Ustick libraries, and helped purchase property for the Bown Crossing library.

The Friends also support many special programs and projects that the Library could not offer otherwise, ranging from Summer Reading and the Boise Comic Arts Festival (formerly ComicCon) to purchasing furniture for reading areas and new 3D printers.

Contact Us

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

Interim Director: Kristine Miller

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