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 to benefit the Ferguson Library’s numerous community outreach and enrichment programs. 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.

Featured Items

We are spotlighting our FICTION genres online! Please click here to set up an account and begin browsing/shopping!

Friends Book shop selection

COVID Precautions

The Book Shop is outfitted with plexi dividers at the register, hand sanitizer at the entrance and we are limiting the number of customers to 5 at a time. Everyone is required to wear a mask. 

Curbside pick up available at both locations.

We can also 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 (downtown) building

Main Library (downtown)

Book shop phone: 203-351-8277

Monday-Thursday: 11am-6pm

Friday and Saturday: 11am-5pm

Sunday: 1-5pm

Harry Bennett Branch exterior

Harry Bennett Branch

Book shop phone: 203-351-8293

Monday-Friday: 12-5pm

Saturday: 1-5pm

Friends Book Shop at the Ferguson Library logo

Online Book Shop

We are now offering book sales online! Click the link below to create an account and start shopping.

 

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 so much for giving back to your community. The sale of these donated items supports library programs for children, teens and adults.

We can accept 1 bag/box in the Book Shops and 2 or more bags/boxes at the Main Library loading dock. Best time to drop off is Monday and Friday 1-4 and Wednesday 10-12:30 when we have volunteers available to assist.

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.

Harry Bennett Shop @ 115 Vine Road: 1 box or bag during Book Shop hours

Main Library @ One Public Library Plaza: More than one box may be dropped off at the loading dock behind the Library off Spring Street Monday and Friday 1-4 and Wednesday 10-1.  Please pull all the way into the loading dock so neighboring businesses have access in and out.

Tax receipts are available. Please contact us.

For questions please call at 203-351-8278 or email bookstores@friendsoffergusonlibrary.org.

Volunteering

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 volunteers@friendsoffergusonlibrary.org.

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