Friends’ members and book lovers can discover thousands of of titles on our shelves including some of the hottest current reads.  The Bookstore sells a wide assortment of fiction and nonfiction, mysteries, science fiction, children’s books, art, architectures, crafts, humor, travel, reference, business, cooking, history, psychology, biography, classics, audiobooks, DVDs, and more.  Many of the books have come from specialty collector’s libraries that have been donated to the Friends.  A team of volunteers curates our specialty books and new titles are added every week.


Monday 11:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11:00am – 4:30pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday 1:30 – 4:30pm

Friends of Santa Monica Library Friends Bookstore
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90401

We are located off the North Entry Courtyard. Underground parking is available off 7th Street.


Donations of gently-loved books, audio-books, CD’s, DVD’s in sale-able condition may be dropped off at Customer Service on the main floor of the Main Library.  Please review all donations to be sure that they are free of mold, tears, and the ravages of time. Donations are tax deductible.


If you have a large collection to donate please e-mail to make arrangements at  



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