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  • Friends Bookstore

Friends Bookstore & Book Sales

    Foundation Friends Bookstore at the Main Library

    The Foundation Friends Bookstore is located inside the Main Library at 425 E Main Street. It carries gently used books, movies, music, audiobooks, games, and puzzles. Proceeds from the bookstore benefit the Carmel Clay Public Library. The bookstore is staffed entirely by volunteers. To speak with someone in the bookstore or to confirm that it is open before visiting, call 317.814.3997.

    Regular Bookstore Hours

    Monday-Thursday 10am–6pm
    Friday 10am–5pm
    Saturday 10am–4pm

    Bookstore Prices

    Hardback – $3.00
    Paperbacks – $2.00
    Mass Market Paperbacks – 2 for $1.00
    Children's and Teen Books – $1.00
    CDs – 2 for $1.00
    DVD & Blu-rays – $1.00
    Puzzles – $3.00
    Greeting Cards – $0.50
    Sale Books – 2 for $1.00
    Special items priced as marked

    Book Sales at the Main Library

    The Foundation Friends hold large-scale book sales in the Main Library Community Room twice a year in the spring and fall. The next book sale will be in early October 2024. Shoppers may bring their own bags and fill them for just $10. Bags are also available to purchase at the sale for $10 and can then be filled for no extra charge. All proceeds support Carmel Clay Public Library programs.

    Support the Foundation Friends on Amazon

    The Foundation Friends also sell used books through Amazon. View their selection here.


    How you can get involved

    Interested in volunteering in the bookstore or with the book sales? Click here for a volunteer application.

    Learn more about donating books, movies, and more here.