Friendly Finds Bookstore
The Carmel Valley Friends has its own used bookstore, the Friendly Finds Bookstore! Hard cover novels are in the bookcases immediately inside the front door of the library on the left. The other part of the bookstore is located inside the library on your right hand side immediately past the entryway. It is open during all regular library hours. There are many hard cover & paperback adult fiction & non-fiction books. Most books are priced at $1. All proceeds from the bookstore benefit the library.
We are grateful to our library patrons not only for purchasing books from our bookstore but also for donating their used books! Please bring your donations inside the library to the circulation desk. Staff will gladly provide you with a donation receipt. We try to accept book donations during all regular library hours, however, there are times when we receive more donations than we can sort and process. During those times we need to suspend accepting book donations for a few days. If you can’t wait a few days to hand off your donations, FSDPL has a 24/7 book donation dropbox on the Howard Avenue side of the University Heights Branch Library at 4193 Park Blvd.
What do we do with your donated books? First, library staff determines whether they are needed for the library’s collection. If not, Friends scan each book to determine whether it is valuable enough to sell the book online. Remaining books in good condition are placed on our Friendly Finds Bookstore shelves. At times we get an overabundance of book donations (more than we can sell in our bookstore) so we share some of these books with other nonprofits such as Burrito Boyz, Polinsky Center, and Rancho Coastal Humane Society.
Additional Book Sales
Most of the branches in the San Diego Public Library system have bookstores or book sales. Click here to learn about them.
The Friends of San Diego Public Library hosts a 3-day Power Book Sale each month at the University Heights Branch Library. Click here to learn more.
Thank you for your continued support of the Carmel Valley Library and the San Diego Public Library system through your book donations and bookstore purchases!