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Notice of Public Meeting: Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees | April 15th| 5 pm | Central Library/Board Room. The packet of information for the meeting can be found on the library’s website

Friends Bookstore Weekly Specials

Wednesday, April 10

This week in the Friends Bookstore we continue our spotlights on Baseball, Cooking and Award Winners (books that have won prestigious literary awards).

On the patio this week we have added a large selection of Children & Youth books and Mass Market paperbacks priced at only 3/$1. We also have a cart of Poetry and Drama at half price.



Our Hidden Gem this week is Libations. You’ll find these in aisle 13 of the bookstore by the cookbooks or where you see the Hidden Gem signs. We have a wide selection of books on wine, homebrewing and even smoothies!


Bookstore hours: Wednesday, Noon to 6:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

In our Online Bookstore April 10, 2024


This week on Shopify we are having a 20% off sale on Adult Nonfiction, Graphic Novels/Comic Books, Biography, and Children’s Picture Books.

Over 1300 listings in our online store.

Please note: With the exception of the Collectibles Cabinet, books listed in our online store are not available in the bookstore.



We accept donations on Mondays and Saturdays from 10-12 and Wednesdays from 11-1 in the parking lot behind the Central Library. If you would prefer to schedule an appointment to drop off your donation you can call 269.553.7950 and a volunteer will return your call.


Wednesday: 12pm to 6pm

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10am to 4pm

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