Friends of the Public Library
of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

· 8456 Vine Street (Hartwell) Cincinnati, OH 45216 · telephone: 513-369-6035 · email: ·

Book Sales

Mark your calendar now with the dates of The Friends Book Sales. Books, CDs, DVDs, video tapes, books-on-CD and record albums will be sold at bargain prices. Items may be purchased with cash, check, and major credit cards.

We offer gently used hardback and paperback books in every genre. Our fiction books include mystery, horror, romance, science fiction, anime and westerns. The Literature area offers classics by authors 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, cooking, gardening, health and fitness, home improvement, 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.

Shop for books by your favorite authors or in your areas of interest. Feel free to come by to just to browse. We’re sure you will find something which will appeal to you.

Upcoming Book Sales

Annual Downtown Summer Sale
Main Library, 800 Vine Street
Saturday, June 3, 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday, June 4, 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday, June 5, 9 am - 9 pm
Tuesday, June 6, 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday, June 7, 9 am - 9 pm
Thursday, June 8, 9 am - 6 pm
Friday, June 9, 9 am - 6 pm

Friday will be BAG DAY. Buy a Friends shopping bag for $10 and everything you put in it is yours!

On-Going Sales

The Friends Warehouse

8456 Vine Street (Hartwell)
[map to the Friends' Warehouse]
Mondays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesdays, 10 am – 2 pm
Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm
All sales are open to the public. The Warehouse will be closed to sales on the following dates: May 29, June 3 -10, August 16, September 4 and December 25.

Public Sales at the Friends’ Shop

Main Library Mezzanine
Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

See the Friends Shop for more information.

Future Sales

End-of-Summer Warehouse Sale
8456 Vine Street (Hartwell)
Thursday, August 17, 10 am - 7:30 pm
Friday, August 18, 10 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 19, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, August 20, 12:00 noon - 5 pm

Note: There is NO BAG DAY at this sale.

Volunteers are always needed to help with book sales. If you can spare a few hours or more to help, contact us by email to or call 513-369-6035. Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page on this website for more information.