Used bookstore now open at Shrewsbury Public Library


Used bookstore now open at Shrewsbury Public Library
The Shrewsbury Public Library sits near the Shrewsbury Town Center. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

SHREWSBURY – A new used bookstore opened quietly last fall at the Shrewsbury Public Library. 

The store is located on the lower level of the library, 609 Main St., outside the children’s room. It is run by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Shelves contain books, DVDs, and CDs in gently used and like-new condition. The library accepts donations on an ongoing basis and inventory is replenished as soon as possible. The inventory has offerings for every age group and fans of various literary genres. 

There are board books for babies and novels for students. Bestsellers, classics, non-fiction on a variety of topics such as biographies, cookbooks, and history also are at the store. 

“(I) can’t believe what pristine condition the books are in for such a reasonable price,” said customer Caroline Gaffney, of Shrewsbury. “It is a wonderful resource.”

Adult hardcovers are $2. Adult paperbacks, media, and all children’s books are $1. Some items, like complete television series, are specially marked.

All money earned from the bookstore enables the Shrewsbury Friends group to directly support library events and programs for patrons of all ages.  The Friends is thrilled to see this unique space capture the attention of all age groups. 

 “When we funded the creation of this space during the library renovation project, we had no idea it would evolve into such a hubbub of activity,” said Vanessa Hale, president of the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library board.

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