Book Sales & Bookstore

Books by the Bag Sale: Postponed until further notice. Please check back!


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How your purchases benefit the Library 

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Tree City Books is closed. With the health and safety of our community and our employees in mind, all Boise Public Library facilities, including the Main Library and each branch library, are closed to the public. Additionally, all Boise Public Library programming is cancelled until further notice.

Updates from the City of Boise on COVID-19, including information on additional City of Boise facility closures, can be found on the City of Boise COVID-19 Information Page.


Tree City Books is 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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