Friends of the Library are people like you who believe in and support the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
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Upcoming Book Sales
Annual Winter Warehouse Sale
8456 Vine Street (Hartwell)
Thursday, January 15, 10 am - 7:30 pm
Friday, January 16, 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, January 17, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, January 18, 12 noon - 5 pm
NOTE: There is NO BAG DAY at this sale. All members of The Friends will receive a 50% discount on their total purchase price on Sunday, January 18.
See Book Sales for more information.
Special Holiday Sales and Extended Shopping Hours at The Friends Shop Downtown
Looking for unique gifts for family and friends for the holidays? Visit the Friends Shop in the Main Library Downtown. The Friends Shop offers something for everyone on your list, from stocking stuffers to Rookwood and Charley Harper merchandise.
Shop and save after work on Tuesday, December 9, when the Shop will host a special event from 5 - 9 pm. Enjoy refreshments and 25% off all purchases (some restrictions apply). Free gift wrapping will be available. Register to win a Rookwood Library Fountain tile.
A special collection of holidays books - including books with holiday recipes, crafts and children’s stories - will be featured on the weekends of December 13-14 and December 20-21.
From November 28 through December 23, the Friends Shop will have extended shopping hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm and Sundays, 1 pm to 5 pm.
See Friends Shop for more information.
Shop For The Holidays at The Friends Warehouse
A great place to do your holiday shopping is at The Friends Warehouse (8456 Vine Street, Hartwell). The Warehouse is full of gently used hardback and paperback books in every genre. Our fiction selections include mystery, horror, romance, science fiction, westerns and anime. The literature area includes classics from Jane Austen to H.G. Wells. We also have large print books available.
Our non-fiction collection covers a wide array of topics such as art, biography and memoirs, crafts, cooking, gardening, military history, and sports, just to name a few. We have an extensive collection of children’s books which will appeal to youngsters of all ages, from toddlers to teens, and includes non-fiction books as well.
Also available are CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes, books-on-tape/CD and record albums. Shop for recent releases or for those sometimes hard to find “golden oldies”.
Items may be purchased with cash, check, MasterCard or Visa.
The Warehouse is open for sales on Mondays from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Wednesdays from 10 am - 1 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm.
The Warehouse will be closed on December 24 and 31.
The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Library make information and knowledge accessible to the communities it serves. The Friends purchases special library materials and equipment, and sponsors numerous programs throughout the year. Funds are generated by memberships, book and shop sales, and gifts and grants. Fifty Years of Friends, by Bob Vitz, “documents the journey of a fledgling organization that started in 1957 and has evolved into a dedicated group of civic-minded individuals determined to make a difference in the community on behalf of the Library that they cherish and love.”