2020 COVID Operations: Open By Appointment Only
“Friends of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library regret that we are still unable to open the Used Book Store for the 2020 season.
Our snug old abode does not allow for proper safe distancing, so we are doing some improvising. We will stock the porch with many more recent books and try opening by appointment for single, or family purchasers, a few days per week.
So, if you are desperate to stock up for yourself or a friend, please call Ann at 633-7228 or “Sam” at 350-6772, and we will try to get together.
The Book Store has a large number of untainted books from pre-COVID-19 dates, which will supply our needs for the foreseeable time. We cannot accept new donations until we are able to open for business. In the meantime, we beg you to be as generous as possible as our main purpose remains to help the Library as much as possible.” Boothbay Register, June 1
Please hold on to your book donations until the spring.
Book Store Contacts
207-633-3112 and ask to be
transferred to the Book Store!
Book Store Volunteer Coordinator
Sam Stevens 207-350-6772
Donations Welcome April – November Due to COVID-19, no donations are being accepted this year. 🙁
If you would like to make a contribution to the library in support of the Used Books Store this year, please click the DONATE button the the Memorial Page and in the comments write “Used Book Store.”
Please do not drop off donations while the Bookstore is closed for the winter season; there is no one there to process them. Please find another place to donate your items if you cannot hold on to them until spring. Thank you.
The Friends of the Library Used Book Store gratefully accepts donations from April through November. Due to space limitations, the Friends have made the following changes to their policy for accepting used books. Please follow this policy when considering donations for the store.
The Friends of the Library request that donations include only:
- Gently used books
- We ask that that all items be in saleable condition; before donating an item ask yourself, “Would I buy this item?”
The Book Store cannot store, display or sell old textbooks, dictionaries or torn, soiled or musty books, all of which need to go to the dump. Pre-2005 travel guides, atlases, and textbooks are also too space consuming and no one has purchased an encyclopedia in years. With a heavy heart these must also be consigned to the dump.
If a donor in the region is unable to bring books to the Library, call 633-3112 and ask to be transferred to the bookstore — arrangements will be made to pick up gift books. Donations may be made when the store is open and after hours in the large plastic bin behind the store (near the Library parking lot).
Calling all bookworms, socialites, organization gurus, and pickup truck drivers!
The Used Bookstore is always looking for helping hands, and there are lots of ways to contribute:
Contact the Bookstore Volunteer Coordinators for more information, or to sign up for a shift! Volunteers interested in dump-run duty should contact Carolyn.
For Shelving & Sorting: Carloyn 207-380-9980
For Desk & Check out: Sam 207-350-6772