Love books? Become a Friends' volunteer!

To work in our stores or help with our book donations, please see the contact info on our "Volunteer" page.

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About the Friends

The Friends of Berkeley Public Library operate two used-book stores, and have other sales and events throughout the year to raise funds for community programs at all Berkeley Public Library locations.

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Join the Friends; volunteer with our organization; renew your membership.

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Sales & Events

Checkout the Cookbook Sale at our Channing Way bookstore (2433 Channing, near Telegraph Ave.). More books added throughout the month of September, and all books on the sale table are just a (gasp!) dollar. If you have any friends who cook (or eat, for that matter), tell them about this sale!

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Contact Us

Contact the bookstores; email or phone us for additional information.

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Channing Way Bookstore
2433 Channing Way
Berkeley CA 94704
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 4pm

Central Library Store
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley CA 94704
Monday: Noon – 4pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 2pm – 4pm

The Friends' organization provides an essential partnership with the Berkeley Public Library, through the funding of community programs at all library locations.