Friends Bookstore

The A.K. Smiley Bookstore is the largest library bookstore in Southern California. We carry thousands of used books for sale in-store. Come find us on the lower level of the A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands, California for a huge selection of Best Sellers, Classics, Collectibles, and Antiquarian books.

Amazon Smile Donates to Nonprofit Organizations!

Do you shop at Amazon? Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the nonprofit of your choice? The Amazon Smile program allows all Amazon purchasers, both regular and Prime, to designate a nonprofit for their donation.

Here’s how:
  1. You must purchase your items at Amazon’s Smile website:
  2. Sign in using your regular Amazon username and password. Your shopping cart, shipping address, and payment information will be identical to your regular Amazon account. There will be an Amazon logo in the corner that says Amazon Smile.
  3. The first time you log in, Amazon Smile will prompt you to select a charity/nonprofit. Friends of AK Smiley Public Library is a great nonprofit to choose! If you’ve previously chosen a nonprofit organization and would like to change, there is a link to make that change.
  4. Put your items in your cart and check out as usual. Your donation will be automatically applied and provided to the Friends!


The bookstore also offers Auctions. Find silent auction items on the main floor of the library.


The Friends accept gently used books, hardback and paperback, audiobooks, newer magazines, DVD’s and video games. Donations need to be resalable – very dirty, discolored, mildewed, damaged or detached covers, old text books, old computer books, etc. are not suitable for resale. Please don’t donate books that you wouldn’t consider buying yourself. Thank you!

  • Donation drop-off hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, with the exception of when the library is closed for holidays.
  • Please limit donations to 4 bags/boxes per day. For large donations: please wear a mask, ring the doorbell at the library’s delivery door located on Eureka Street and a cart will be provided. Smaller donations may be placed in the donation bin located outside the Assembly Room door on the south side of the library.
  • If you have more than 4 bags/boxes please call Smiley Library (909) 798-7565 to see if special accommodations can be arranged.
  • Because of COVID-19, staff will not be able to assist with unloading donations.


The A.K. Smiley Bookstore offers a bag sale on the first Saturday, all day, of every month. Fill a grocery bag with books for one low price. Members pay $5.00 per bag of books and Non-Members pay $8.00 per bag.

The next bag sale will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023.


To be announced.

BOOKSTORE PRICES as of September 1, 2021

To become a member click here.

STORE ITEMMembersNon-Members
Bag Sale$5.00$8.00
Green Dot Books$1.00$2.00
Red Dot Books$2.00$4.00
Hardbacks $1.50$3.00
Paperbacks (small)$.50$1.00
Tiny Books2 for $1.00$1.00 each
Redlands Books$2.00$4.00
BRN Surprise Books$1.00$2.00
Note: Children’s books with dots are priced as marked.
DVD Movies (1-2 discs) $1.00$2.00
DVD Movies (3+ discs)$2.00$4.00
CD Music$.25 or 5 for $1.00$0.50 each
Vinyl Records$1.00$2.00
Sheet Music$.50$1.00
Book of Music$1.00$2.00
Maroon FOL Book Bags$1.50$1.50

Please note: the bookstore does not accept bills larger than $20