Second Hand Prose
Did you know there is a bookstore at the library?
Second Hand Prose is our volunteer run used bookstore located in the Entry Garden of the Downtown Library. Please remember that all of our books/magazines are donated by the generous folks of Eugene and the surrounding area. Click here for information regarding how you can donate books/magazines to the store and our other sales venues. Are you a Friends' member? Members enjoy a 10% discount in our store; join here. Interested in working as a volunteer in the store? Check out the Book Store Volunteer job description and duties here. Then stop by the store on a Tuesday or Wednesday between 10 AM and 11:30 AM and discuss with Ken Ehler, volunteer manager about additional details.
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday 1:00 - 4:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 6:00
Friday 4:30 - 7:30 (First Friday only)***
***Everything in the store is Buy one get one Free (Equal or lesser value)
Each month there are featured books and other items. Volunteer store manager, Ken Ehler, talks about May specials, " I have mentioned before that I think Eugene Public Library is a wonderful public location to not only find the information you need, but to also meet with other people. That is one reason the designers of this beautiful public library building added the Entry Garden to the building plans. Here you will find the coffee shop, Café Novella, right next to our book store, Second Hand Prose. Just as EPL is meant to be a place where all people are welcome, so Second Hand Prose is a place where a person can come to browse without fear of verbal or physical abuse. In our store you will find a sign that announces our store is a "NO HATE" zone Along with great merchandise, you will find people of all kinds with interesting ideas to share. You will always find our volunteer staff helpful in discussing our merchandise. Since everything has been donated by the community, we cannot order books or other items for you, but we do get in some very interesting and, often, “novel” things. This is especially the case in our SciFi/Fantasy section located near the rear of the store. If this is your type of book, then May is your month because SciFi/Fantasy is one of our BOGO (Buy One Get One Free - the more expensive one is the one you pay for) categories; our other May BOGO category is Misc. – travel.
If you happen to stop by the store on a Monday morning, either Sharon or Rosemary will be happy to help you. Maybe you enjoy visiting our store on the weekend. On Saturday mornings, Margaret, a person with a life rich with experience, is part of our friendly volunteer staff and First Saturday of the Month she works with Alex, who is a graduate student in art. We feel very fortunate that friendly younger folks enjoy spending some of their time as store volunteers who are eager to be of service to our store visitors. Boomers, GenXers, Millennials or whatever, all store volunteer staff look forward to assisting you whenever you visit Second Hand Prose.