Friends Book Shop
The Friends of the Ferguson Library operates the only independent book shop in Stamford. We sell quality used books at reasonable prices. The Book Shop has locations at the Main Library and Harry Bennett Branch. All items are donated by the community, and most books are priced at $5 or less. All proceeds support the library.
Book Donation Guidelines
UPDATE: We will be unable to accept donations at the Main Library loading dock November 22 to December 1.
We appreciate your donations. Thank you for giving back to your community. The sale of these donated items supports library programs for children, teens and adults.
We can accept one bag/box in the Main Library Book Shop and two or more bags/boxes at the loading dock behind the library. Best time to drop off is Monday and Wednesday 10 to 12:30 when we have volunteers available to assist.
Harry Bennett Branch
Donations are accepted the first Saturday of the month from 12 to 3 p.m.
Upcoming donation dates:
Donation Guidelines FAQs
We accept gently used, salable materials in all genres: fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks on CD, music on CD, and movies on DVD and all children’s book, CD & DVD products.
CDs & DVDs must be in the original package. We do not sell bootleg or damaged copies.
We do not accept or sell VHS, cassettes or gift items. Items should be free of odor, mold, dust, dirt or water-damage. Items should not be yellowed, frayed, torn, marked or chewed.
We accept textbooks that are current and relevant. We accept magazines that are of the current month/season. We do not accept nor sell encyclopedias or sets of old publication collections such as National Geographic. We accept and sell books in all foreign languages.
We reserve the right to recycle in an environmentally responsible manner any item donated to us that we determine cannot be sold in our Book Shop.
Main Library at 96 Broad Street. Donations may be dropped off at the loading dock behind the library off Spring Street Monday and Wednesday from 10 to 12:30. Please pull all the way into the loading dock so neighboring businesses have access in and out.
Why volunteer in the Book Shop?
- Learn new skills – you’ll be trained in customer service, sales & merchandising.
- Meet new people – connect with other volunteers from the community.
- Enjoy working with books – sort, assess and prepare donations.
- Choose the shifts that work for you – morning, afternoon or evening.
- Join our team! We have 100 volunteers between our two locations.
Please email us with any questions at email@example.com.
Click on the button below to fill out the online volunteer form and we will get back to you soon!