**The Friends Bookstore is OPEN effective July 12, 2021.**

The Friends of the Vestavia Hills Library Bookstore, located on the main floor, offers a large selection of previously owned fiction, non-fiction (cooking, travel, religion, etc.), children’s books, CDs and DVDs, and paperbacks. Come in and browse or make a donation! All donations and proceeds from sales benefit the library.

Bookstore Hours of Operation
AS OF JULY 12, 2021:
The Bookstore is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm; and Sundays, 1-4pm.

Join us as a Bookstore volunteer! Shifts are only 3 hours per week and all funds directly benefit the Library in the Forest. For more information, contact Valerie Sarver (; 205.222.4771) or Leigh Melvin (; 205.602.3883).

Bookstore Donation Guidelines
Following are donation guidelines. For more information, contact the Friends Bookstore at 205.978.4680.

  • The Bookstore staff accepts donations Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-4pm. Please bring your donations directly to the Bookstore located on the main level of the library.
  • Please donate new or gently-used clean books, DVDs and audiobooks on CDs. We cannot accept mildewed, stained or damaged books, or items missing parts (torn or creased covers, writing on cover/pages, water stains, pages that have turned brown, scratched discs, etc.).
  • Due to limited space we do not accept:
    • Magazines or journals
    • Encyclopedias
    • Reference books
    • Textbooks
    • Reader’s Digest condensed books
    • Vinyl records or VHS movies
    • Large donations (anything over 50 items)
  • Bookstore/library staff are not able to assist with loading or moving boxes of items.
  • The library may elect to add donated items to its collection.
  • For non-book/non-library material donations, contact library administration at 205.978.0162.

Thank you for your interest in donating materials to the Friends of the Library Bookstore.

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