The Friends’ Bookstore at Central



The Friends’ Bookstore is temporarily closed, and patio book sales are suspended. We also are not accepting donations at present. Please do not leave materials outside Central Library.

Thank you for your patience during this challenging time. The Friends extend heartfelt wishes for your health and safety!

Book sale

Patio Book Sales

On occasion, big book sales are held on second Saturday of the month on the East or West Patio of Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Want to be notified of upcoming sales? Subscribe to our email list!

The first hour (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.) is reserved for members of The Friends. Bring your membership card or join on the spot! Doors open to the general public at 10 a.m.; the sale concludes at 1 p.m.

Book Donations

  • Donations can be made anytime in the Book Donation receptacle at the Central Library, delivery area, northeast side of the building, adjacent to the Accessible Entrance. Donations are also accepted in our Bookstore at the Central Library from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and noon – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.We accept:
  • Hardback and paperback books in good, clean condition, including Children’s and Young Adult books
  • Commercially published media (CDs and DVDs; no VHS, please)
  • Comic books and graphic novels
  • Sheet music
  • Art prints and posters (framed or unframed)
  • Postcards and complete puzzles in original boxes

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