Friends' Book Store Logo and Address

About the Friends’ Book Store:

We take great pride in offering over 20,000 high-quality used books, DVDs and audio-books in our bookstore. Our crew of amazing volunteers continuously restock the shelves from our large inventory of donated books. Most books are $2.00 or less! Proceeds earned support the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.

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Questions: book_store@poklib.org

The Friends’ Book Store follows the Poughkeepsie Public Library District holiday schedule. To view upcoming closures, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Before you visit the Friends’ Book Store, please note:

  • Masks must be worn in the store. If you are unable to wear a mask, we ask you to please refrain from coming to the store until these restrictions are loosened.
  • You may be required to wait until customers leave before entering the store in order to meet the State and County guidelines for safe occupancy.
  • Social distancing at the checkout counter and book counting stations will be required.
  • Bring your own bags/boxes to carry your purchase out.
  • Customers will be discouraged from remaining in the Book Store and most seating will be removed.
Graphic image that reads Bring Your Own bag

Please bring your own bags and boxes to carry out your purchases.


Book and Media Donation Guidelines
Your donations must be in good enough condition for others to want to buy them!

We will accept:
  • Hardcover and paperback books in good condition.
  • CDs, DVDs, LPs, and Audiobooks (on CD) in good condition.
  • Special collections (antiquarian, comics, etc…). Please contact us to discuss your collection.

We will not accept:

  • Condensed books (Reader’s Digest, etc…)
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines/Journals
  • Cassettes, VHS tapes
  • Books with highlighted or underlined text
  • Outdated Travel Guides, Computer Manuals or Textbooks

Questions? (845) 485-3445 x 3423 or e-mail book_store@poklib.org

Image of books lined up and the letters on the spines spell "Book Donations"

There are two locations to donate your books and media:

Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 1 PM

Book Store Donation Pod (next to the Book Store)
141 Boardman Road (rear of Library building)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Picture of Pod storage container used by the Friends to accept donations
  • All books should be in good, clean, sell-able condition (see below for guidelines).
  • Items should be stacked neatly inside the Pod starting from the back working your way toward the front.
  • Items should be in bags or boxes. No loose donations.
  • Volunteers will not be available to assist with unloading vehicles.
  • Receipts will not be available at this time.
  • Donations will not be accepted in the Book Store itself.
  • For larger donations (10 or more boxes), please contact the Friends at (845) 485-3445 x 3423 or book_store@poklib.org for individual instructions.

Saturday from 10 AM – Noon

Adriance Memorial Library Parking Lot
GPS Locator: 22 Noxon Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • All books should be in good, clean, sell-able condition (see below for guidelines).
  • Items should be placed neatly inside the Library District’s white van.
  • Items should be in bags or boxes. No loose donations.
  • For very large donations (10 or more boxes) contact the Friends at (845) 485-3445 x 3423 or book_store@poklib.org for individual instructions.