Friends Bookstores

The Friends operate three bookstores at Library branches. We sell donated books, cards and small gift items.

The funds we raise support early literacy programs, staff professional development and special events. Friends members get a 10% discount on books at the stores.

Announcement:

The bookstores at Antioch, Blue Valley and Central Resource Libraries are now open for appointment-only shopping.

Store hours at all three locations are Mondays from 9am-4:30 pm and Thursdays from Noon-7:30 pm. Bookstore pricing has been standardized to make it easier to shop and to perform contact-less sales. Some items like display books, and sets, are specially priced.

The Friends are extending their member discount all Summer. Members get 20% off prices as marked, until Labor Day!

To shop at Antioch or Central Resource Library Bookstores, contact Becky Epperson. To shop at Blue Valley Library Bookstore, contact Karin Dembinski.

Some appointment-only shopping details:

  • 24 hours advance appointment
  • 30 minutes for browsing
  • 4 customers limit for low-contact book shopping
  • Face coverings are required in public places in Johnson County, Kansas. Wear yours to the Bookstore!
  • No membership necessary! 

The Stores have been deep-cleaned, along with the Libraries. The generous-hearted Bookstore volunteers are being trained on new physical distancing and daily store hygiene measures. Plexiglas partitions have been placed at cash register stations in each bookstore, and six foot “distancing” floor markings have been deployed. Face coverings are required in public places in Johnson County, Kansas. Wear yours to the Bookstore!

The Friends do not currently accept book donations at the branches. If you have donations, contact the Friends Operations Manager, Shanta Dickerson, to arrange drop off at our headquarters. 

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