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Friends Book Shop & Sales

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The Friends Book Shop is not operating while the buildings are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. See below for information and details that apply when the Book Shop and library buildings are open to the public.


The Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library accept donations of used books, CDs, and DVDs, which are sold at the Friends Book Shop. They also hold a special weekend used book sale three times a year. All proceeds from book sales support the programs and services you love at the library!

Friends Book Shop

The Friends have a fully-stocked shop at YDL-Whittaker that is open 7 days a week. A used book cart inside YDL-Michigan is also available whenever the library is open.

YDL-Whittaker book shop hours

  • Monday 2-8:00
  • Tuesday 6-8:00
  • Wednesday 10-2:00
  • Thursday 10-4:00
  • Friday 10-2:00
  • Saturday 11-5:00
  • Sunday 2-4:00

Mary Griffard, Shop Manager 734.482.4110 x1368

Book Sales

Book sales occur in January, May, and September of each year, with occasional “pop up sales” to coincide with major library events. Shoppers will find an array of like-new books on a wealth of subjects, along with special library-themed items, such as bookmarks and postcards.

2021 Book Sale Dates

  • TBD

Weekend book sale hours (Hours below apply when shop is open)

  • Thursday from 6pm – 8pm
    members only preview sale (memberships available for purchase at the door)
  • Friday from 11 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm
  • Sunday from 1 pm – 4 pm

Weekend book sale prices

Hardcovers: $1.00
Paperbacks: 25¢
Oversize paperbacks: 50¢

On Sunday, buyers may purchase a bag full of books for $4 and special books are reduced in price.

We're pleased to make services available while our buildings remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19! More information