Friends Book Shop

Who Are We?

Greetings from the Friends Book Shop!

Situated on the main floor of the Saratoga Springs Public Library, you’ll find The Friends Book Shop, a secondhand bookstore. Operated by the Friends group, this establishment plays a vital financial role in bolstering the library and its various programs. Our offerings encompass a range of items including books for both children and adults, as well as CDs, records, DVDs, and puzzles.

All profits help us fulfill our mission to support the library.

Contact Information

Shop Manager: Jeff Budge
Book Shop Phone:  518-584-7860 x333
Book Shop Email:

Bookshop Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Outreach Program

Excess books contributed to The Friends Book Shop, both through donations and from the Library’s collection, have the potential to be distributed to local community groups and educational institutions. We continuously seek out fresh beneficiaries for our pre-owned books. Should your organization be of a charitable nature, a library, or a school in search of literary resources, we encourage you to reach out to the Book Shop Manager for further assistance.

Donating Books to the Friends Book Shop

Should you be inclined to contribute books to The Friends Book Shop, kindly ensure that the books are clean, dry, and odor-free. Regrettably, we cannot accommodate textbooks, outmoded reference materials, or damaged or soiled books. Before donating, please take into account the potential appeal of the book to customers, both in terms of its content and its overall condition.

Furthermore, we are open to donations of audiovisual materials such as CDs, DVDs, and record albums. For smaller gifts (up to 2 bags), you can drop them off at any point during our regular shop hours. However, for larger quantities (up to 3 boxes), we kindly request that you schedule an appointment to ensure a smooth process. To manage the influx of these generous contributions, we offer 2 appointment slots per weekday. We greatly appreciate your understanding that the next available appointment is a little further out. If you have inquiries or wish to arrange a donation time, please feel free to email us at or call us at 518-584-7860 x333.

Are you considering supporting our endeavors?

Your contribution has a significant impact for your library.

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