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Weekly Features, November 20-23

This week we have two spotlight carts filled with new mystery/thriller titles all at $1.00 each and will continue our features on holiday traditions, crafts, cooking, fiction, teen subjects, and…

Upcoming Events

All Ages

The Friends of KPL Annual Gift Book Sale


Fri, November 29 – Tue, December 31


CEN/Friends Bookstore

Children’s books, hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction (mysteries, romances, sci-fi), nonfiction (cookbooks, history, travel, crafts), large print, CDs, audiobooks, DVDs, unique sets, collectibles and more!

Bag-of-Books Sales

Two or three times each year, Friends hosts special indoor sales in the Van Deusen Room at Central Library. Like our popular sidewalk sale, books are just 20¢ a piece or $3.00 for a bag full! Bring your own bag to fill with fiction, science fiction, romance, assorted nonfiction, children’s books, videos, CDs and more!—all in indoor comfort. Check Upcoming Events above for sale notifications.

Friends Gift Book Sale

Shop the Friends Bookstore’s Gift Book Sale for terrific values, beginning the day after Thanksgiving. The Friends save books all year for this highly anticipated event. All sale merchandise is in perfect condition and ready for holiday giving. Shop early for the best selection!

Annual Summer Bag-of-Books Sale

On the first Saturday in June, don’t miss the Friends annual Summer Bag-of-Books Sale in the parking lot next to Central Library, part of Kalamazoo’s annual downtown summer celebration. Choose from more than 10,000 books at just $3.00 a bag or 20¢ a book; fiction, mystery, romance, and more. Kids can browse carts full of children’s books, too. Enjoy the Do-Dah Parade, the KIA Art Fair in Bronson Park, and the Friends Book Sale—all in one day!

Collector’s Cabinet

Keep an eye on our showcase for special editions and one-of-a-kind finds—unusual books, rare books, signed books, first editions, out-of-print books, books with special bindings, and more!

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