Friends’ Shop at Main Library
Filled with treasures for readers, writers and gift-givers, The Library Friends’ Shop at the Main Library (800 Vine Street, 513-369-6920) has a wide array of merchandise to delight shoppers of all ages. CityBeat recently named The Friends’ Shop as the Best Unlikely Used Book Story in Cincinnati. To take a video tour of the Shop, click here.
In addition to a large selection of gently used books, videos, CDs and DVDs, the Friends’ Shop offers a variety of unusual items, including:
- New books and other items pertaining to Cincinnati and the surrounding area
- Unique boxed or individual greeting cards
- Literary-themed products such as bookmarks, key chains, and t-shirts
- Genealogy materials to aid researchers and family historians
- Materials which complement Library programs
- Gift items for holiday giving and beyond
- Toys for children of all ages
The Friends Shop, which is located on the Mezzanine Level of the Main Library (800 Vine Street, Downtown) is offering a number of activities and sales to make your holiday shopping fun and easy on the wallet:
Annual Holiday Open House: Sunday, November 29, 1 - 4 pm
25% off all purchases (with a few exceptions), refreshments, free gift packaging, jewelry trunk show from Thumbprint Designs with local jewelry designer Jennifer Becker.
Extended Holiday Hours: November 27- December 23
- Monday- Friday, 10 am - 6 pm
- Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
- Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm
Work, Shop, Save: Tuesday, December 8, 5 - 8:30 pm
25% off all purchases (with a few exceptions), refreshments, gift with every purchase, free gift packaging
Holiday Book Cafe: Sundays, December 6, 13, and 20, 1 - 5 pm
Plenty of used books and media suitable for gifting. Look for children’s picture books, craft books, cookbooks, music of the season, bestsellers and more. Most items priced at $1-$5. The Holiday Book Cafe will take place in the cafe space at the Main Library, adjacent to the Library Friends Shop.
The Friends’ Shop is located on the mezzanine level of the Main Library and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm
All profits from the shop are used to help fund the activities and programs sponsored by The Friends of the Library. The Friends’ Shop is a member of the Museum Shop Association.
Looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity? The Friends’ Shop is looking for individuals to work as sales associates. For more information, go the Volunteer Opportunities page of this website.