Friends Bookstore


Friends Bookstore Friends Bookstore

“What a bargain!”

Friends Bookstore

Bookstore Hours

Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm – 4:00pm

How to Donate to the Bookstore

The Bookstore accepts donations of books, CDs, DVDs and magazines year-round.  Donations may be left at the Bookstore, or contact the Library’s facilities management staff to make arrangements for larger donations.

 How to Volunteer at the Bookstore

The Friends need volunteers to help staff the Bookstore, sort and price books, help at special book sales and to work at other library fundraising events.  We could also use volunteers with computer skills.  Call 847-8720, Ext. 100 (the Library’s Administration Office) to sign up.

Bookstore History

The FRIENDS BOOKSTORE opened for the first time in 1991 by Josephine Carson, a retired librarian and long-time member of the Friends organization. She saw the need for more than the Annual Book Sale (held, at that time, in December), because of the quantity and quality of the gifts the Library was receiving.

For 10 years now, the Friend’s Bookstore has raised funds for the Friends of the Newport Library by selling used books, some discarded by the library, many donated by the public. Revenue from the Bookstore is given, by the Friends, to the Library for the purchase of books, primarily in the Reference Collection and to sponsor some library programs.

The BOOKSTORE requires the efforts of over 25 volunteers who sort, price and shelve books, as well as keep the store staffed on the six days during the week that it is open. If you are interested in volunteering to help staff the Bookstore please speak to the library’s Administrative Secretary who can reached by telephone (Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm) at 847-8720 ext. 100 or by email