Who Are We?
The Friends Book Shop is a used book store located on the first floor of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. The Shop is run by the Friends and provides significant money for the enhancement of the library and its programs. We carry children’s and adult books, CDs, records, DVDs, and puzzles.
Contact and Hours
Shop Manager: Jeff Budge
Friends Book Shop Phone: 584-7860 x333
Friends Book Shop Hours*
Monday: noon – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: noon – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: noon – 5 p.m.
Thursday: noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*We are operating on limited hours and by appointment only as we transition out of the state’s COVID-19 lockdown. You can schedule your 15-minute visit to the shop by calling book shop manager Jeff Budge at 518-584-7860 ext. 234.
Donating Books to the Friends Book Shop
If you would like to donate books to the Friends Book Shop, the books should be clean, dry, and odor-free. Sorry but we cannot accept textbooks, dated reference books, damaged or soiled books. Prior to donation you should consider a book’s appeal to a customer in terms of subject matter as well as appearance. In addition to books, we accept donations of audiovisual materials, such as CDs and DVDs and record albums.
Surplus books donated to the Friends Book Shop and from the Library can be provided to community organizations and schools. We are always looking for new recipients of our used books. If you are a charitable organization, library, or school in need of books, please contact Jeff Budge, Book Shop manager at 584-7860 x. 333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.