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MOVIES, MUSIC, & MORE Friends AV Sale Saturday, May 4, 10am - 4pm

The Friends presents MOVIES, MUSIC, & MORE, our giant 2019 AV sale featuring DVDs, CDs, and Audio Books all at half price, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Van Deusen Room, 3rd Floor, Central Library.  CASH or CHECK ONLY.  We’ll have 26 tables filled with AV items for sale.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BAGS. 

Go Green! Sturdy reusable bags are now available!


Now available at the bookstore for only $2.00. This bag is the perfect size for your bookstore purchases and it’s strong with a bottom insert for durability and reinforced handles. 

The eye-catching, cheerful green will make it hard to overlook, so you won’t forget to bring it with you! 

Kalamazoo Public Library strives to be a good steward of our community and the environment. Bring your own reusable bag every time you visit the library. Learn what else KPL is doing to nurture nature by visiting

January Bag-of-Books Sale 1/26/2019

Mark your calendars! Our next Bag-of-Books Sale is Saturday, January 26. It will be on the third floor of Central Library. It starts at 9:00 and we wrap it up at 3:30. This sale is CASH or CHECK only. The selection will be great! Fill a grocery size bag for only $3.00 or pay just 20 cents a book. Please bring your own sturdy bags.

Bookstore Closed Christmas week

The Friends Bookstore will be closed December 24 through 29. We will not be accepting donations during that time. The store will reopen on Wednesday, January.

Gift Book Sale starts Friday, 11/23

The Friends of KPL wish you a happy holiday!
Remember our Annual Gift Book Sale starts Friday, 11/23 @ 10:00 a.m.
Gift quality books at a fraction of retail price.

Annual Gift Book Sale(1)

Black Friday is less than two weeks away. I'd like to suggest beginning your holiday shopping at the Friends Bookstore. I truly don't believe you can beat the deals and although we should be busy on the first day of our Gift Book Sale, any line will be quick moving and we promise there won't be any pushing or shoving!

You will find like-new books at the Gift Book Sale and priced at only a fraction of retail cost. The selection is fantastic and these are books you will be proud to give as gifts!

Bookstore News October 31 - November 3

This Saturday (only) all DVDs and CDs are 1/2 price.But don't just visit us on Saturday. We have lots of great books too, including a cart of classical sciences - chemistry, earth science, paleontology, physics, etc.

Bookstore News October 17 - 20(1)

All hard cover (regularly priced) Mystery and Thriller books are Buy One Get One this week. That's 2 hard cover books for $1.00!

Book Sale on Saturday - Hold Donations

The Fall Bag-of-Books Sale is this Saturday, 9:00 – 3:30 on the third floor of Central Library. Remember to bring your own sturdy bags and remember this sale is CASH or CHECK only.

I would like to kindly ask you to postpone bringing us donations this week as we prepare for the sale. We will welcome donations again beginning next Monday.

May I also remind you that if you have more than three boxes (or large bags) of books that we appreciate it if you call us (553-7821) to make an appointment for dropping them off.

Thank you and we hope to see you on Saturday!

Bag-of-Books Sale - 9/15

The next bag-of-Books Sale is just around the corner. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 15. The sale is from 9:00 to 3:30 in Central Library on the third floor. Individual books are 20 cents or you can fill a grocery-size bag full of books for only $3.00.

Cash or check only.