Notice of Public Meeting: Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees | February 26th| 5 pm | Central Library/Board Room. The packet of information for the meeting can be found on the library’s website

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Friends Bookstore Weekly Specials

Wednesday, February 21

This week in the Friends Bookstore we spotlight Puzzles and Humor. We have a great selection of puzzles leftover from our recent puzzle swap at the Oshtemo Branch Library. We also have Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life by comedienne Ali Wong.

In celebration of Black History Month, we Spotlight Black History with a cart of Adult and Children’s books, restocked this week with many new selections. For Bob Marley fans we have I and I: Bob Marley by Tony Medina.



On the patio this week, we have a cart of History and a cart of Quilting, both at half price!

Our Hidden Gem this week is Christian Songbooks which are located at the back of the bookstore, or where you see the Hidden Gem signs.

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

In our Online Bookstore February 21, 2024

Please note that new listings will be available on Thursday afternoon.

This week we list another terrific assortment of Children’s Picture Books, Youth Fiction and Spanish Language Children’s books. Adding to our Educational Materials for early readers, we have a set of Decodable Children’s Readers and a set of Alpha Tales.

In New on Shopify we list a random assortment of titles including Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Star War’s the Visual Dictionary, and The Letters of John and Abigail Adams.

Over 1300 listings in our online store.

Please note: With the exception of the Collector’s 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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