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The outside of the Friendshop near the Main Library East entrance

Shop at The Friendshop

The Friendshop is a volunteer-run book and gift shop at the Main Library, which stocks:

  • Used books, most in mint condition and recently published
  • DVDs, Music CDs, Audiobooks
  • Unique gift items
  • Office supplies
The Friendshop logo

Friendshop Hours:

Monday – Friday: 11 AM – 5 PM

Friendshop Phone:

(248) 232-2234

Shop at Book Sales

Used book sales are held biannually to clear accumulated, unsold books; many at reduced prices. Sales are held in the Main Library Meeting Room. For more information, contact the Friendshop at (248) 232-2234. Upcoming sales:

November 22-24, 2024
Friday, November 22: Friends Preview Sale, 7 – 9 PM
Saturday, November 23: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, November 24: $5 Bag Sale, Noon – 3 PM

April 4-6, 2025
Friday, April 4: Friends Preview Sale, 7 – 9 PM
Saturday, April 5: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, April 6: $5 Bag Sale, Noon – 3 PM

Donations are sold at book sales or in the Friendshop. Proceeds from sales are used to support the library through the Friends organization.

How to Donate Used Books and Media
Books and media can be placed individually in the brown Friends of the Library donation bin located near the Drive-Up Window on the west side of the Main Library. Library staff are unable to assist with unloading bags and boxes of donations.

Bags and boxes of books or media will not be accepted inside the Main Library, including the Friendshop. The donation bin will be locked and unavailable during the weekends of book sales due to a lack of storage space. The donation bin will be locked and unavailable for donations on holidays when the library is closed and during the week between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

A volunteer with a cart near the Friends donations bin outside the Main Library
Full bookshelves in the Friends storage room

Bulk Book and Media Donations
If you have a large load of books or media to donate, please contact the Friends of the Library to set an appointment for them to assist you. A Friends volunteer will meet you at the Receiving Room door near the Drive-Up Window to receive your donations. To make an appointment, call the Friends at (248) 232-2234 or 2222 and leave a message.

Donation receipts are available at the Drive-Up Window when the library is open. No donations of books or media are accepted at the Westacres Branch.

Donations especially needed:

  • Books published within the last five years, both fiction and non-fiction in good to excellent and salable condition (hardcover or paperback)
  • Children’s books
  • Attractive cookbooks, travel, nature and coffee table type books

Donations not accepted:

  • Books that have been improperly stored and are smelly, damp, dirty, torn or written in
  • Computer, health, or self-help books that are more than five years old
  • Magazines, newspapers, catalogs or academic journals
  • Video tapes and audio cassettes

The following organizations will also accept books and media donations in bulk quantity:

Goodwill (Commerce location)
3281 Crumb Rd, Commerce, North of Maple Rd.
(248) 859-5927

Salvation Army (Orchard Lake location)
3232 Orchard Lake Rd, North of Commerce Rd.
(248) 681-8751

St. Vincent de Paul (Waterford location)
5395 Dixie Highway, Waterford
(248) 221-5129

Please consider donating a financial gift to the Friends of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library. All money received as donations to the Friends go a long way in supporting the library.

If you would like to donate, please use the donate button below.

Note: this organization is a non-profit 501(c)3 and tax exempt. Donations are eligible for a deduction on Federal Income Taxes.

If you’re looking to donate to the library’s book tributes or endowment funds, visit the library’s donation page.

Current Campaigns

*There are no current campaigns going at this time.

Giving Tuesday Campaign

Thank you! Your generosity has helped raise an amazing $11,188 toward the launch of a collection of Playaway Kids Audiobooks as part of the Friends’ 2023 Giving Tuesday campaign. Keep an eye out for this collection to see it join the youth area.

Your donation is tax deductible within the limit of the law.

Join the Friends

The easiest way to support the library is to become a member of the Friends! To join or renew your membership, purchase a membership online or download a membership form and mail it in with your check.

Membership levels:

  • Individual $10
  • Family $15
  • Patron $25
  • Sustaining $50
  • Sponsor $100
  • Benefactor $250

Note: this organization is a non-profit 501(c)3 and tax-exempt. Donations are eligible for a deduction on Federal Income Taxes.

Volunteer Barbara Ulman at the Friendshop

As a Friend, You Support

  • The purchase of books, media, and equipment beyond the library‚Äôs budget
  • Programs such as Talkin’ Broadway and BOOKTalks
  • The Friendshop
  • Used book sales held each year

As a Friend, You Receive

  • A 10% discount on books and merchandise in the Friendshop
  • The Between Friends newsletter announcing upcoming events
  • Opportunities to volunteer for the Friendshop, programs, and special events
  • An invitation to the Friends Annual Luncheon
  • Friends Preview nights before each sale

Volunteer for the Friends

Interested in getting more involved with the Friends? They’re looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping with managing donations, book sales, and more. To inquire about volunteer opportunities, email [email protected] or call the Friendshop at (248) 232-2234.

Friendshop Volunteer Schedule (July 2024)

Friendshop Volunteer Schedule (August 2024)