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Our Bookstore

The Friends Bookstore now offers gift cards!  These may be purchased in the bookstore or online here in any amount.

Visit us in the lobby of the Boca Raton Public Library

Bookstore Hours: Tuesday - Saturday  - 10am to 4pm

Donation Drop-offs: Tuesday- Saturday - 10am -3:30pm

CLOSED Sunday and Monday

We sell a wide range of books arranged in the following browsable categories:


  • YOUNG ADULT - including Graphic Novels

  • NON-FICTION:  Animals/Pets, Art, Biography, Business, Cooking, Curiosities, Diet/Exercise/Health, Entertainment, Florida, Foreign Language, Gardening, History/Politics, Hobbies, Home Improvement, Humor, Inspiration, Life Stages, Psych/Philosophy, Reference, Self-Help, Science, Sports, Travel, True Crime, Women's Issues

  • MEDIA: Books on CD (Audiobooks)




  • FICTION (including Large Print and Mass Market Paperbacks)

More books! We also offer grab bags of books in our online bookstore here.  Online orders are picked up at the front desk at the downtown library.

All items for sale in our bookstore are donated, and sales support the library and Friends events.  If you are moving or cleaning and sorting your own library to make room for new books and materials, please consider donating to our organization.

We accept item donations Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 3:30pm.

The bookstore has a door to accept donations.  It is located to the right of the library’s glass door entrance.  Ring the doorbell and volunteers will greet donors and review and accept book donations. 

If you have a significant number of books to donate to the Bookstore (more than 3 boxes), please consider calling ahead to alert the volunteers when you will be arriving.  With advance notice, we can ensure there are adequate volunteers to review and accept the books.

We are sincerely grateful for the generosity of individuals wishing to donate materials under the following guidelines:

We DO accept:

  • Fiction and non-fiction books (hard and soft covered)

  • Mass market paperback books

  • Children’s books/Young Adult Books/Graphic Novels/Games

  • Books on CD (audiobooks)

  • Foreign language books

                        [Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, or German, only.]

We DO NOT accept:

  • Encyclopedias

  • Magazines

  • Comic books

  • Textbooks, Journals, Cliff Notes

  • VHS, Music CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, vinyl records

  • Sheet Music

  • Fictions books without book jackets (excluding Classics)


Volunteers review all items being donated and may reject some items based on these guidelines. Donations must be in acceptable physical condition.  Items that are dirty, smell of mildew, are damp or musty will be refused.  Book dust jackets (detachable outer cover) are required for hard covered books.

The donor is responsible for delivering all donations to the Bookstore AND discarding any items rejected by Bookstore staff.  Bookstore staff uses carts to transfer item donations from cars into the store.

Receipts given to donors are limited to a general acknowledgement that a gift was received.  Assignment of value for income tax or other purposes is the responsibility of the donor.

Bookstore prices (Special items are individually priced by Store Manager)


  • Current Reads (hardcover and softcover published in the last 2 years) $4 to $6

  • Other Hardcover books $4                

  • Other Softcover books $3

  • Young Adult hardcover books $3

  • Young Adult softcover books $2

  • Mass Market Paperback books $1

  • Coffee table books are individually priced
  • Children's books - $2 or priced as marked

  • Books on CD (audio books) $5

  • Jigsaw puzzles are individually priced

For more information, contact our bookstore staff during operating hours at 561-544-8596 (option #9) or email us at


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