Crane Library BookstoreShop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDS & DVDs for all ages at the Friends of the Library bookstore! 100% of the proceeds from this volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the Library.

The Bookstore is located inside the Main Library at 40 Washington Street in Quincy Center. Park in the Library's parking lot on Washington Street and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear Street. The Bookstore is accessible to people with disabilities.

Bookstore Hours

The bookstore will open on Saturday, October 2 and Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10-2.  Starting the week of October 11, the bookstore will return to its pre-pandemic hours of Thursday 6-8 and Saturday 10-4.  Come visit us soon!

Volunteer

Would you like to help out? We’re looking for volunteers who are willing to help serve customers in the bookstore. If you can spare a few hours of your time, please complete the Friends Bookstore Volunteer Sign-Up Form and someone will contact you about volunteering.

Donate

We are not accepting donations at this time but expect to begin accepting up to 2 bags/boxes of donations per person later this fall.

If you have books, CDs, or DVDs in good condition that you no longer want, please consider donating them to the Friends for resale in the bookstore. It's a great way to clean out your house and support the Library at the same time.

We welcome donations in good condition of:

  • books for adults, teens, and children
  • books on CD
  • music on CD
  • DVDs, computer & video games

We do not accept:

  • magazines
  • outdated reference material such as old encyclopedias
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • textbooks
  • books on cassette
  • music on cassette or LP
  • VHS videos

On Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., bring your donations to the Shipping & Receiving entrance at the back of the Main Library on Spear Street. Ring the bell for admittance.

If you would like to drop off materials after 4:30 p.m., call 617-376-1300 x2 to arrange a drop-off time. You may also drop off donations at the bookstore during regular open hours (Thursdays 6-8 and Saturdays 10-4).