Friends Bookstore

Our Annual Membership Meeting is available for you to watch/listen.
Library Director Don McCue presented his State of the Library message, Friends President Les Kong shared the President’s Report, and we recognized outgoing and incoming board members.

Link to view Friends Annual Meeting
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You can access the documents referenced during the meeting here:

Because of the City of Redlands emergency measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), the library will remain closed until further notice.

The Friends Bookstore will also be closed.

Book donations will not be accepted.

With this message we send our thanks for your patience during this difficult time and our heartfelt wishes for the safety of you and those you love.

Visit the eLibrary for online resources

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.

The Friends are signed up for the Amazon Smile Program. If you shop on Amazon using 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. 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.


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 a date to be determined.


Fall Semi-Annual Sale
September 11-13, 2020

Holiday/Halloween Blockbuster Sale
October 31, 2020 (tentative date)

Holiday Sale
December 11-13, 2020

January Blockbuster Sale
January 23, 2021

Lincoln Day Sale
February 6, 2021

Art in the Park Sale
May 29-30, 2021

Blockbuster Sale
June 19, 2021

Check this location for more information on upcoming sales.


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 $2.00 $3.00
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


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