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Main Library Bookshop

The Main Library Bookshop, operated by the Friends for the Public Library, is located on the Lower Level of the Main Library at 501 Copper NW. The bookshop features a large selection of current releases, plus DVDs, VHS tapes, and CDs (audio books and music).

  • 100% donated gently-used books and media. New inventory daily, most 80%-90% off cover price.
  • Accept cash, checks, and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and Discover).
  • 10% discount to members of Friends for the Public Library.
  • Two-hour validated parking available in parking structure kitty-corner to library.
  • In space leased from the Friends, breakfast or lunch is available on weekdays at Al’s Big Dipper. Simple, fresh ingredients at reasonable prices.

Bookshop Hours

  • Monday through Saturday: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm (505) 768-5123
  • Closed on Library holidays plus Memorial and Labor Day weekends

Monthly Book Sales

Monthly sales offer over 25,000 items for sale at reasonable prices, most discounted 80% to 90%. Paperbacks are just 25 cents each. You will also find bargain prices on used CDs and records.

  • Main Library Activity Room, Lower Level
  • Second Saturday of every month
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Admission: $2 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) FREE after 1:00 pm.
  • Children and members of Friends for the Public Library FREE all day.
  • Two-hour validated parking available in parking structure kitty-corner from library.

Can’t carry all those great buys? Take your selections to the Book Hold and don’t touch your purchases again until you pick them up in your car at the library door in the North Alley. (You will be given a tally slip to complete your purchases.)

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. If you are not a member of Friends for the Public Library, you may join as you check out.

Sorry, use of scanners, cell phones, electronic equipment in Book Sale is not permitted.

Semi-Annual Clearance Sales

  • $5-A-Bag (Free Admission)
  • No limit
  • Bags provided
  • 12:00 Noon - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 14 & Sunday, November 12

Holiday Sale

The November monthly sale, our biggest of the year, offers a large selection of “like new” holiday and gift items for both children and adults.

Fiction to Go

Now you can purchase gently used fiction titles at these 10 branch libraries:

  • Cherry Hills
  • East Mountain
  • Erna Fergusson
  • Juan Tabo
  • Lomas Tramway
  • Los Griegos
  • North Valley
  • South Valley
  • Taylor Ranch
  • Tony Hillerman

$2 for each hardback and trade paperbacks, $1 for mass-market paperbacks.

2017 Saturday Book Sales

January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9

Bag Days

  • $5-A-Bag (Free Admission)
  • Sunday, May 14
  • Sunday, November 12
  • 12:00 Noon-4:00 pm

Holiday Sale

  • November 11
  • “Like new” books & other media