A.K. Smiley Bookstore

The A.K. Smiley Bookstore is the largest library bookstore in Southern California. We carry thousands of used books for sale in-store and on-line. 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.


A.K. Smiley Public Library Annual Meeting

VitalSigns

The Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, June 10.

This year we welcomed two authors, Juan Delgado and Thomas McGovern, who discussed their book Vital Signs. The board also recognized and thanked retiring members and introduced new board members. Questions about the event may be sent to info@friendsofsmileylibrary.org

The product of six years of reflection and documentation,Vital Signs takes us on a walk through one of California’s largest cities: San Bernardino—generally presented in the media as a center of urban blight and high crime. In this passionate collaboration, poet Juan Delgado and photographer Thomas McGovern celebrate the working-class Latino communities of the Inland Empire and the intensity of their stories. Pairing Delgado’s piercing poems with McGovern’s photos of hand-painted signs and murals, Vital Signs preserves the narrative and visual culture of the urban landscape and reveals a community rich in emotion and vernacular art.

Juan Delgado is an internationally renowned poet and graduate of California State University, San Bernardino where he currently is a professor of English and director of the M.F.A. program in creative writing.

Thomas McGovern is a photographer, writer, and professor of art at California State University, San Bernardino. His photographs are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Baltimore Museum of Art; The Museum of the City of New York; and the New York Historical Society, among others. His art reviews and features have appeared in Afterimage, Artweek, Art Issues, and Art Papers and in 2011 he founded the photography publication Dotphotozine.

Vital Signs on Amazon.com  |  New York Times article


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The Friends are signed up for the Amazon Smile Program. If you shop on Amazon using Smile.amazon.com 0.5% of your purchase goes to the Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library to support book purchases and programs at the A.K. Smiley Public Library. This link will take you to directly to our page. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3523536. Thank you for your support!

Check out our new video tour of the Friends of the Library Bookstore!

The bookstore also offers Auctions. Find silent auction items on the main floor of the library and online via our ebay.

EBAY

Check here for infomation on items listed on eBay.  Thank you for your continued support of the FRIENDS and of the A.K. SMILEY BOOKSTORE.

BAG SALE

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 $6.00 per bag.

The store opens early for Members of the Friends before the general public. Members may shop the Bag Sale starting at 10:30 a.m. The store opens for the general public during Bag Sale dates at 11:30 a.m. Shoppers may also sign up for memberships at 10:30 a.m. for earlier access.

The next bag sale will be held in the bookstore on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

SPECIAL SALES

Special sales in the A.K.Smiley Library Assembly Room will appear here with details.

CURRENT BOOKSTORE PRICES

To become a member click here.

Store Item Members Non-Members
BAG SALE $5.00 $6.00
Green Dot Books $1.00 $2.00
Red Dot Books $4.00 $5.00
Hardbacks $1.00 $2.00
Paperbacks $0.50 $1.00
Magazines $0.25 $0.25
Records $0.25 $0.25
VHS Tapes $0.10 $0.25
CDs/DVDs $1.00 $2.00
Books on Tape (per cassette. Max. $4) $0.10 $0.10
Sheet Music $0.10 $0.10
Cliffs Notes and SparkNotes $0.75 $1.00
Tiny Books $0.35 $0.35
Children’s Books
– Paperbacks
– Hardbacks

$0.25
$0.50

$0.25
$0.50
Photo Water Color Cards $2.00 $2.00
Stained Glass Cards $2.00 each or $5.00 for 3 $2.00 each or $5.00 for 3
Library Note Cards $1.00 $1.00
Alphabet Cards $3.00 $3.00
FOL Totes $1.50 $1.50

The bookstore does not accept bills larger than $20.