Friends Bookstores

The Library Shop: Resources from the Friends of the Santa Maria (Calif.) Public Library

Learn how a small group of dedicated volunteers helped plan a bookstore for a new 60,000 square foot library in Santa Maria, CA. You can read the article from the November 2008 issue of News Update or download the Sales Assistant Handbook and Business Plan directly.

Book Shop Committee Manual and Volunteer Handbook from the Friends of Ferguson (Conn.) Library

Are you thinking of starting a used bookstore, but not sure where to start? Well, you’ve just hit the jackpot! The Friends of Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT, have done the work for you, and the best part, they want to share it with Friends everywhere! More than 200 pages of detailed information is included in the manual developed by a committee of volunteers. Robbie Monsma, Chair of the Friends of Ferguson Library Used Book Shops, has granted permission for United for Libraries to post the manual on our website as a PDF document. Although it is copyrighted, the Friends of Ferguson Library permit other Friends groups to reproduce limited portions of the manual without charge as an aid to their own bookshop and book sale fund-raising efforts. To save the manual to your computer, right click and select, "Save Target As" to save locally on your computer.

Bookstore Manual from the Friends of Freeman Library (Houston, Texas)

The Friends of Freeman Library (Houston, Texas) is making available to Friends groups its bookstore procedures manual.