Opening Hours*

The Friends’ Bookstore located at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Mondays: 12 – 3pm

Thursdays: 3 – 6pm

Saturdays: 12 – 3pm

*Hours subject to change based on volunteer availability.

Material Donations

The Santa Monica Public Library welcomes donations for the Library’s collections and the Friends of the Library Bookstore. Donations are accepted at the Main Library. We welcome gently used books, vinyl, CDs, and DVDs, but no galleys or screeners.

 If you have any questions about making a book donation please contact us at 310-458-8600 or email us at

 For all questions about the Friends Bookstore please email

Please complete the form below to be added to our Bookstore mailing list for upcoming sales.

I love the atmosphere, the volunteers, and the books & movies.
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