Next Book Sale - November 14, 16. For more information click on Events link below

Our Services



You can find the Friends Book Store to the right of the Library entrance under the green awning at: 

          12700 Montecito Road

          Seal Beach, CA 90740 (map link)


Phone: 562-430-1048, ext. 6 

We are your place to go for a large selection of hardbacks and paperbacks (fiction and non-fiction), recent magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and jigsaw puzzles. And don’t worry; your dollar goes far at the Book Store: Hardbacks just $1-$2 each, Paperbacks for _____, magazines for $.25, CDs, Audiobooks, and DVS for $___, and hours of jigsaw puzzle fun for only $_______.
Where do we get these wonderful items? From you and your neighbors! Cleaning out your home? Kids no longer need those outside reading books assigned by the schools? The Friends rely on generous donations from the community and welcome most categories of books in good condition, especially books published in the current year. Bought items in our store and no longer need them? Bring them back! We’ll help them find their next home.

Wonder what we accept for donations? 

  • YES: books, recent magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, jigsaw puzzles, college and high school text books, and college exam test preparation books.
  • NO: encyclopedias, magazines older than 3 months, VHS tapes, and phonograph records. PLEASE: no moldy, ripped, dirty, or otherwise damaged materials. They are unsellable. 

Please bring donations to the Book Store during donation hours (see above).

The Book Store also holds bi-monthly book sales on the third Thursday and Saturday of the selected month. These sales have a much larger selection of items than there is room to display in the book store. Books are set out by subject, including topics such as animals, art, biographies, children, cooking, crafts, decorating, fiction, games, gardening, history, Hollywood, humor, romance, seasonal interest, sports, travel, and young adult.  Book sale dates for 2019 are:
        January 17, 19 

         March 14, 16

         May 16, 18

         July 18, 20

         September 19, 21

         November 14, 16

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Library front parking lot and meeting room.

The prices are right, the selection enormous! 


We are a community of volunteers and can always use help. Is your spare time looking for something to do? Check out these opportunities below. Training is provided.

· Book Store Cashier: Work a 3-hour shift on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday. Cash box, not cash register. 

· Donation Processor: Work a 2-hour shift sorting, pricing, and putting books into storage. Lifting and physical work are involved. You must be able to lift 25 pounds. 

· Book Sale Cashier: Work a 2-hour shift every other month. Cash box, not cash register. 

· Book Sale Setup/Tear-down Worker: Work a 1-hour shirt before or after the sale bringing cartons and racks of books out or taking them back in. 

We are thankful for any and all help, so if your schedule does not permit you to participate on a weekly or monthly basis, we still welcome you to volunteer when you can. 

If you’d like more information on volunteering, stop by the bookstore during open hours, call 562-430-1048, ext. 6., or email us: