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 features “dealer days” in the bookshop/sorting room. The public is welcome to these sales.

In addition, the Friends host large public sales twice a year: July 4 and on a variable Saturday in late autumn.

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 at to arrange pickup. 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!