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Friends' Used Bookshop

Photo of the Friends Bookshop

Located at the west entrance to the library, The Friends' Used Bookshop offers collections of fiction, non-fiction, art/coffee table books. and paperbacks.

If a volunteer is not present to take your payment, please place your payment into a secure box on the door in the Bookshop. 


  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00-5:00pm

$1 to $9 per title

Three managers and a dozen volunteers make up the shop staff. Additional volunteers are always welcome!

Book Donations: Please drop off book donations at the Bookshop (during its open hours) or in the donation bin in the west vestibule. (We do not accept encyclopedias, A/V materials, medical, or legal texts.)

For tax purposes, the Library can supply documentation on the number of books donated, however, we cannot assign a value to them. To obtain a donation receipt, please visit the Bookshop during its open hours.

Contact the Friends

Learn more about the Friends of the Library, and how you can get involved at, or call 847-272-3679, email, or write:

Friends of the Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook IL 60062