The Friends raise money to purchase books and periodicals, and to fund library programs for adults and kids, primarily by selling gently-used books that have been donated by the community.

Visit the Friends’ Bookshop, located on the library level, to browse through hundreds of titles, both fiction and non-fiction, for adults as well as children.

Book Sales

The first Thursday of the month, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, the Friends of the Orinda Library will feature ‘dealer days’ in the bookshop/sorting room.  The dates for 2019 are:

  • January 3
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • December 5

Public sale dates are July 4 and November 16, 2019.

Online Book Sales

Find a complete list of the books the Friends are currently selling, online, at or on eBay at “folbooks.”

If you find a title you like and can pick it up from our shop, contact us to arrange pickup. And we’ll give you a 10% discount off the listed price.

Donate Used Books

The Friends welcome the donation of gently-used books of all sorts. Please leave donated books inside the donation room, located just inside the library’s parking garage, behind a door marked “book donations.”

Donations are fully tax-deductible. Tax receipts can be obtained at the circulation desk.

Thank you for your support!