BPL Friends Bookstore Re-Opened By Appointment Only; $12 Bag Sale Underway

The BPL Friends Bookstore has reopened in the Central Library with a $12 bag sale.   

The BPL Friends Bookstore inside the Central Library downtown has re-opened by appointment only, and has a big $12 bag sale underway. 

The bookstore held a soft opening on February 8, 2021 and is limiting the number of customers to appointment only due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Birmingham Public Library requires a face mask to be worn at all times. 

The store is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing the Friends Bookstore at friendsbookstore@cobpl.org.

Back by popular demand is the BPL Friends Bookstore $12 fill a bag sale. There is a 10-item media limit per bag. Merchandise with yellow tags are not included. Our donations have been coming fast and furiously so we have a plethora of sci-fi, fiction, non-fiction and now text books for virtual or home school help (science and math). 

There are lots of media items– including audio books, CD’s, and DVD’s. Every section is overflowing with great material just waiting on you! 

The BPL Friends Bookstore is so happy to be back to serve our customers – old and new. Make your appointment soon! 

Two customers are allowed in the BPL Friends Bookstore at each appointment time.

Appointments will be made on the hour for 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. Customers will be able to shop until 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. during each appointment time. 

There will be a 15-minute window between appointments to allow for any necessary Covid-19 precautions. Two customers will be allowed in the bookstore at each appointment time to allow for appropriate social distancing.

All appointments will be confirmed by email and the customer will receive a confirmation number for their appointment. Customers should check in with the either the Citizen’s Services desk or the Circulation desk on the first floor at the Central Library when they arrive. 

A staff member at the desk will notify the Bookstore of your arrival. Please make sure that you have your confirmation number with you for your appointment time. 

We are excited to be back! Hope to see you soon!