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.
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.
Shop at The Friends of the Library Shop after hours on Tuesday, December 9, 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.
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
Members of The Friends receive a 10% discount on all items purchased at The 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.