Friends of the Library Bookstore

Gifts available at the bookstore

Book display

Book display with Kermit


FRIENDS OF THE SELBY LIBRARY BOOKSTORE OFFERS MORE THAN BOOKS--adventure, entertainment, education are awaiting you…

The Friends Bookstore inside Selby Library invites you to come in and browse among the thousands of books in every genre.  Check the ever-changing sales.  Stock up on your summer beach reading.  Find interesting cookbooks, out-of-print classics and unique titles that defy a set genre. We tempt your curiosity and emotions and energize your mind with new ideas and a variety of interests. The prices are low and the value is “priceless.”  Bibliophiles travel from all over the country to visit us!  If you haven’t been in, then come see us. The selection and donations change every day…and hour.

We also offer BAUBLES, BLING & other non-book donated items.  See our showcases stocked with new and once-loved items such as giftware, jewelry, art, accessories and ceramics.  These eclectic items are outstanding values and many are one-of-a-kind.  What better way to shop for gifts, or to treat yourself.  The array always grabs the attention of book customers—and “fashionistas.” 

P.S.  Donations are always welcome.  Call 941.861.1140 for information.

Dr. Mime


For the remedy of the NEED TO READ, Dr. Mime, International Body Linguist & Selby Friends 1st Vice President, prescribes the low priced, gently read donated books from the Friends of the Selby Public Library Bookstore.
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Friends of the Selby Public Library Bookstore offers high quality gently read used books at amazingly low prices.  The store is staffed by dedicated and friendly volunteers.  Discover this hidden treasure inside the Selby Public Library at 1331 First Street, Downtown Sarasota. 

All BIBLIOPHILES can find thousands of jewels for the mind and soul from 25 cents and up.  Everyone will be dazzled by gems of hardcover and softcover books in all genres:  fiction, biographies, mysteries, travel, art, history, science, health, religion, gardening, self-help, cooking, children's, large print, text/reference, music, poetry, plays, classics, coffee table books, rare/collectible books, magazines, CDs, videos, records--and much more!  Interior designers can find sparkling accents for home libraries.  Book dealers are welcome!  Peruse our everyday specials!

Donate your used books.  Friends can arrange for a courier to pick up your cartons (large quantities) of books at no charge.  Call 861-1140 to arrange pickup.  Donations are tax deductible.  All proceeds benefit Selby Public Library, its programs--and the community.

Hours: 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday - Saturday
For further information call:  941.365.5228 or 861-1140.

We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express credit cards, & debit cards.