FriendShop Bookstore

Bargain books & more!

The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. To find it, take the elevator to the lower level of the Main Library—it's a hidden treasure. Staffed by volunteers, every dollar earned benefits the library. Your purchase supports the resources that get kids to love reading!

Look for extra savings at Tag Bag Sales, Members’ Sales days, and other specials.

Wed–Sat 11–5 | Sun 1:30–5 pm

Books in the FriendShop


$2.00 Hardback Fiction & Nonfiction Books
$2.00 Large (Trade) Paperbacks
$1.00 Small (Mass Market) Paperbacks
$0.50 Children’s Items
$2.00 DVDs (or as marked)
$1.00 Music CDs (or as marked)
  Audiobooks (or as marked)
$2.00 “Bargain Bags” full of fiction, mystery, or romance
PLUS Specially priced items — the best of the shop — individually priced

Visa and MasterCard are accepted. All sales are final. Selected better titles are sold online.

Donate Your Gently Used Books, CDs, & Movies

The library accepts donations of like-new books, CDs, and DVDs that are clean and in good condition. Items we feel would benefit our patrons go into our collection; others go to the FriendShop or are posted for sale online. Tax receipts are available.

Please don’t donate items that are torn, worn, moldy, damaged, or dirty. We cannot accept magazines and Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, nor encyclopedias or textbooks more than 5 years old.

Place donations of a few items in our book returns. For larger quantities, please leave them in a box or bag outside the back of the library, at the white garage door. (Use the driveway just east of the book return.)

For other places to take items, see Recycling, Donating, and Getting Rid of Stuff.

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FriendShop Online

Selected titles are also available online, on Amazon.

Members Save!

Sign up to become a Library Friend at the FriendShop. For just $10 a year, you'll get:

>> Monthly Member's Sale: Half-price savings on almost everything in the shop, during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday). Includes specially priced items; does not include online items.
>> One free, regular-priced book when you sign up
>> A coupon for a second free book (watch your mail)

Get Involved

The Friends need help sorting and pricing books for sale in the FriendShop and online. Cashiers are needed during shop hours.

To volunteer or learn more, call 217/403-5395 or send e-mail to

News by E-mail

Get monthly updates about FriendShop specials, plus other library news.

Contact Us

E-mail the Friends at or leave a message on the FriendShop line at 217/403-5395.