Friends Bookstores

The Friends operate two bookstores at Library branches. We sell donated books and audiovisual items.

The funds we raise support early literacy programs, staff professional development and special events. Friends members get a 20% discount on regularly-priced books at the stores. Join or renew today!



  • All FOL operations will be closed Mon 01/18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


  • 50% off Mystery & Fiction hardcover, trade paperbacks Monday 1/25/2021 and Thursday, 1/28/2021

Appointments no longer required for Friends Bookstore shopping! Open Mondays 9 am-4:30 pm and Thursdays noon -7:30 pm.  Customer capacity limits are still in place and face coverings still required. (Hours subject to change on short notice due to inclement weather or staff/volunteer shortages.)

Questions about Friends Bookstores may be directed to Friends Bookstores Manager Becky Epperson at or 913.826.4323

The Stores have been deep-cleaned, along with the Libraries. The generous-hearted Bookstore volunteers are being trained on new physical distancing and daily store hygiene measures. Plexiglas partitions have been placed at cash register stations in each bookstore, and six-foot “distancing” floor markings have been deployed. Face coverings are required in public places in Johnson County, Kansas. Wear yours to the Bookstore!

The Friends do not currently accept book donations at the branches. If you have donations, contact the Friends Operations Manager, Shanta Dickerson, to arrange drop off at our headquarters. 

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