Largest Non-Profit Bookstore in Southern California

Only 25¢ Hundreds and Hundreds of paperback books, vinyl records, and current magazine issues!

Only 50¢ Hundreds of Music CDs

Only $1 Hundreds of DVDs

PLUS Latest hardback books available starting at $1!

Half Off Everything Sale*

*Are you a Member of the Friends of the Whittier Library? If yes, visit our bookstore on the last THURSDAY of every month and receive 50% off all items. Membership starts at $10

Thanks for your support

 We have children’s books, general fiction, mysteries, thrillers, history, travel, science fiction, romance, cookbooks and tons of vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, and a room full of latest issue magazines!

You Shop, Amazon Gives!

Your online purchases can support the library, too. When you order at AmazonSmile (run by, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to your choice of charitable organizations—such as Friends of the Library.


You may donate books or other materials during open hours at our bookstore or either library. (Please do not leave donations outside when the store or libraries are closed.)

We receive a wide variety of donations, including books, children’s readers, coffee table books, and magazines. We also accept DVDs, VHS movies, audio books, music tapes and CDs, cassettes, and vinyl records. Also, we receive board games, puzzles, and items related to languages, both written and spoken.

Want us to pick up your books? Call us at 562.696.4498 and ask for John Marzy, or email John at


The Friends of the Library are major supporters of the Whittier Public Library. To date, we have donated more than $1.8 million toward programs, including the Summer Reading Club, that are vital to the education and well-being of our communityespecially the children.

How You Can Join

Memberships start at just $10 a year and entitle the holder to additional discounts at our parking lot sales in May and November.

Joining is easy. Just ask for a membership envelope at either library, drop by, or call the bookstore at 562.696.4498.


We’re located on the corner of Bailey and Comstock (6703 Comstock Ave.) in Uptown Whittier.

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Every donation and purchase makes a difference. The more we raise together, the more the Whittier Public Library thrives.

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