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1 box (each box has two rapid tests) per individual or 5 per household. First come first served — no reserving or picking up for others.

Friends Bookstore Weekly Specials


Call 269.553.7950 and our Volunteer will return your call to discuss your collection and make an appointment. We appreciate books in very good to excellent condition.


Wednesday:12pm to 6pm

Thursday, Friday & Saturday:10am to 4pm

Pick up your Curbside items in the Bookstore or park and call: 269.553.7950. KPL Central parking lot is located on the corner of Lovell and Rose.

Weekly Specials 6/23

in the Friends Bookstore:

This week we feature Vampire Fiction in terrific condition, Photography and Architecture with a special feature of various Norman F. Carver, Jr. photo calendars at 50¢ each. We also spotlight Historical Biography on subjects including Charles Dickens, Mary Tudor, Robin Hood, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. We have an additional cart of DVDs all at $1.00 each and have recently added a number of titles to our Vintage collection.

On the patio we have hardcover Science Fiction and Religion books all in very good condition at half price, and a cart of beautiful Reference materials including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, and books on grammar all at 50¢ each. We have half-priced our remaining KPL 2022 Community ReadThe Best We Could Do by Thi Bui, now $2.00 each.

In our Collections area:

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie [1980] 8 of 20 volumes, very good condition: a great bargain at $50.00

The Epic of Flight – Time Life, One of the most popular and well-regarded sets ever assembled on the history of flight. Notable because it has a healthy amount of WWII aviation history. Stamped leatherette with color inset on all covers. As with all of these Time-Life sets, the editors were able to tap into Time and Life’s enormous image archives. 21 of 23 Volumes Hardcover [1981] $50.00

in our online Bookstore:


Children’s Picture Books, Children’s and Youth Non-Fiction, Youth Fiction, and Graphic Novels in our online bookstore. Buy now at bargain prices for car trips, vacations, moments of quiet summer reflection. What better time to stock up on books for kids!

This week have added more than 25 titles to our Graphic Novels category, 20 new titles to our Large Print area, and have added 4 great new puzzles to our Crafts, Games, and Puzzles. We have also added new titles to our New on Shopify category. We continue to provide KPL’s 2022 Community Read, The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui, in our True Story category now at $2.00 each.

All of our sets are available to see in the bookstore. Please call in advance to set up a viewing.

Since we would like to list items of interest, why not email us at [email protected] with your suggestions for categories to refresh or add to our online bookstore? We look forward to hearing from you!


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