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.


Bag Sale ~ Saturday, June 15

Don’t miss the Bag Sale Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside the Main Library on Bedford Street. Stroll around Arts & Crafts on Bedford, then go home with a bag of books.  Great selections of adult and YA fiction, all categories of nonfiction, children’s books, CDs and DVDs. Fifteen dollars buys you as many books as you can fit in a shopping bag!



Looking for a good book?

We can help you shop. Looking for a particular title or author? Call us at either Main 203-351-8277 or at Harry Bennett 203-351-8293 and our volunteers can check the inventory.

Book Shop Locations & Hours

Main Library

Main Library (downtown)

Book shop phone: 203-351-8277

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

harry bennett branch

Harry Bennett Branch

Book shop phone: 203-351-8293

10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Friends of The Ferguson Library
One Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904


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Book Donation Guidelines

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.

Main Library

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 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. when we have volunteers available to assist.

Harry Bennett Branch 

Donations are accepted periodically. 
2024 Donation Days: March 2, June 1, September 7 and December 7


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.

Tax Receipt

For questions please call at 203-351-8278 or email


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

Click on the button below to fill out the online volunteer form and we will get back to you soon!