Book Sales & Bookstore

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SAVE THESE 2019 BOOK SALE & EVENT DATES

Books by the Bag
April 3-7
Friends Warehouse*

Members Only Sale
Weds., April 3, 4-7 p.m.

Regular Sale Hours

Thurs. & Fri., April 4 & 5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat., April 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

1/2 Price Day
Sun., April 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Nonprofit Give-Away
Thurs., April 11
12:30-4:30 p.m
Friends Warehouse*

Following our Books by the Bag Sale, we will open our warehouse to other libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations to select their materials they need AT NO COST. To receive these free materials, organizations need to the following four things: 

  1.  Register by email at FOBPLinfo@gmail.com. Confirm that you are a nonprofit, library, or school, and identify who will attend; no more than two people per organization allowed.
  2.  Representatives must bring verification of their relationship with a library, school or nonprofit group; for instance, a business card, letter or similar document designating the organization’s representative.  
  3.  Representatives sign a statement that the materials will be used only for the benefit of the organization they represent.
  4.  Be prepared to remove all materials selected the same day and, if possible. Bring empty boxes for that purpose.

Summer Porch Sale
Fri. & Sat., May 31-June 1
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Main Library Porch*

Boise Comic Arts Festival, August Dates and Location TBA

Fall Porch Sale
Fri. & Sat.,September 6 & 7
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Main Library Porch*

Holiday Sale
November 7-10
Friends Warehouse*

Members Only Sale
Thurs., November 7, 4-7 p.m. 

Regular Sale Hours
Fri., November 8, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

1/2 Price Day
Sunday, November 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

* Subject to Change

 How your purchases benefit the Library 

FriendsStore.jpgTree City Books - the Friends Bookstore

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.

Now, to commemorate our 50th anniversary, the Friends of the Boise Public Library has a Golden Goal: to donate $1,000,000 in 2020 to the new Main Library! You can be part of the Gold. Join. Donate. Buy!

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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