Book Shop

Image of Bloomington Library's stocked Book Shop Shelves where discarded and donated materials are sold to the public.

Located on the first floor of the library -- past the elevator and extending under the stairs -- is Bloomington Public Library’s Book Shop.

For sale in this area are used books, audiobooks, DVDs, blu-ray discs, and CDs. Items for sale include materials donated by the public, as well as materials discarded from the library’s collection. Most items cost $1-$6. A color-coded sticker on each item in the shop indicates the item’s price.

To purchase items from the Book Shop, take them to the Check-Out Desk on the library’s first floor or the Help Desk on the library’s second floor.

Construction of the Book Shop area was generously sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Bloomington & Normal.

Donating Items to the Book Shop

Staff at the Check Out Desk will accept small donations (i.e., a bag or a box of items) to be sold in the library’s Book Shop. Those with larger donations are asked to complete the form below to coordinate drop off with the library’s Book Shop Coordinator.

The library does not accept textbooks and tech books older than 3 years, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and anything wet, yellowed, or damaged.

Staff will make the final determination as to whether donated materials will be sold in the Book Shop. Proceeds from Book Shop sales benefit Bloomington Public Library.

After completing the form, you will be contacted by library staff to set up a time to make your donation.

Your Name
Preferred Contact Method
What material are you donating? Please select all that apply.
(If you have a small donation i.e., a bag or box of items, you do not need to continue filling out this form. Staff at the Check Out Desk will accept small donations during any of the library's open hours.)
Will you need assistance getting the boxes from your car into the library?
Book Shop shelves located underneath the stairs on the first floor.
Additional Book Shop shelves are located under the stairs on the library's first floor.