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, audio and video tapes, books-on-tape/CD and record albums will be sold at bargain prices. Items may be purchased with cash, check, MasterCard or Visa.

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 Sale
Main Library (800 Vine Street, Downtown)
Saturday, June 4, 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday, June 5, 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday, June 6, 9 am - 9 pm
Tuesday, June 7, 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday, June 8, 9 am - 9 pm
Thursday, June 9, 9 am – 6 pm
Friday, June 10, 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday - Members of The Friends will receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday - Members of The Friends will receive a 50% discount on all purchases. This discount can be used only once on any of these three days.

Thursday - Everyone will receive a 50% discount on all purchases.

Friday - BAG DAY. Purchase a Friends shopping bag for $10 and everything you can get into it is yours.

Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase books, DVDs, CDs, and more at discount prices. A large selection of children’s books and DVDs also will be available.

Warehouse Closed to Sales May 30 - June 11

The Friends Warehouse will be closed to sales from May 30 through June 11 so that we can prepare for the Downtown Sale and put everything in order after the sale.

The Warehouse will resume normal sales days and times on Monday, June 13.

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 the following dates: May 30, June 1-11, July 4, September 5 and December 26.

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

August 2016

Summer Warehouse Sale

  • Thursday, August 18, 10 am-7:30 pm
  • Friday, August 19, 10 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday, August 20, 10 am-6 pm
  • Sunday, August 21, 12 noon-5 pm

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.