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FriendShop Bookstore

The FriendShop Bookstore is temporarily closed. We are not able to accept donated books, movies, and music at this time.

Elevator to lower level, Main Library

Most items are $2 or less!

The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase supports the resources that get kids to love reading.

Look for extra savings at monthly Tag Bag Sales, Members’ Sale days, and other specials.

FriendShop Bookstore


$2 – Hardback Fiction & Nonfiction Books
$2 – Large (Trade) Paperbacks
$1 – Small (Mass Market) Paperbacks
50¢ – Children’s & Teen Items
25¢ – VHS Tapes for Children
$2 – DVDs (or as marked)
$1 – Music CDs (or as marked)
– Audiobooks (or as marked)
$2 – “Bargain Bags” full of fiction, mystery, or romance
PLUS Specially priced items — the best of the shop — individually priced

Visa and MasterCard are accepted. All sales are final. Selected titles sold online.

Tag Bag Sales

Every month, you can take home a bag full of books for just $1. Bring your own bag (BYOB) or buy a reusable $2 Champaign Public Library tote to fill.

Donate your gently used books, CDs, & movies

The library accepts donations of like-new books, CDs, and DVDs that are clean and in good condition. Items we feel would benefit our customers go into our collection; others go to the FriendShop or are posted for sale online. Tax receipts are available.

We cannot accept magazines, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, VHS tapes for adults, and encyclopedias.  Also, textbooks more than five years old are not acceptable.

Donations of a few items can be placed in our book returns. For larger quantities, please leave them in a box or bag outside the back of the library, at the white garage door. (Use the driveway just east of the book return.) 

Get involved!

The Library Friends need help sorting and pricing books for sale in the FriendShop Bookstore and online. Cashiers are needed during shop hours. To volunteer or learn more, send an email to volunteer@champaign.org.  

Members save

Sign up to become a Library Friend. For just $10 a year, you'll get:

  • Half-price savings on almost everything in the bookstore, one week each month. Includes specially priced items; does not include online items.
  • One free book when you sign up
  • A coupon in the mail for a second free book!


Closed temporarily

FriendShop Online

Selected titles are also available online via Amazon.

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