December Specials

Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, 2009 First Edition: A fine copy - nearly 150 poems and music, beautiful watercolor illustrations, 21 poem CD. $4

All The Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings, Bush, 1999: Signed bookplate Signature of America’s 41st President; gift-quality cloth binding and dust jacket. $34

The Way to Cook, by Julia Child, 1989, hardcover, more than 800 recipes, 600 color photos: Signed $85

Never Built Los Angeles, Lubell, 2013, a treasure trove of buildings, master plans and plans for parks. More than 400 color and black/white illustrations of works that could have transformed L.A. $11

Take a look at the whole list of December Specials.

Take a look at the Bookstore Layout.

Use the Volunteer Application to request to become a Bookstore Volunteer


Purchase from Amazon

Welcome Friends

The Friends Bookstore is the place to find holiday gifts. We have carts of holiday books for the whole family, plus shelves of holiday-theme novels. Note The Friends Bookstore will close Christmas Eve at 1 pm and New Years Eve open til 4 pm. The Bookstore will closed Christmas and New Years Day.

The Friends Program for this month will be done by Justin Ramos and Friends. The program will be Sunday, December 14, 2 p.m. Check out the Programs page for more information on this program.

The Friends’ tours still continue to be very popular. So if you want to take one of the tours, make your reservations now. The tour for this month will be the Huntington Harbor Cruise of Lights on December 18.

The Friends would like to remind those of you who are visiting this site for the first time or have not visited it for a while to browse the Friends web pages and discover what the Friends organization is all about.

Changes to the Friends Web Site

Twitter/Facebook - The Friend have added links to to the Friends Twitter and Facebook site. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see a sampling of what books are new in the store and what books we currently have for sale online. High-dollar, limited audience books need as large an audience of potential buyers as possible, so we now sell them through Amazon and eBay.

AmazonSmile - Do you shop online at Amazon? Please sign up for AmazonSmile. This is a program that benefits nonprofits at no cost to the buyer. All you have to do is select Friends of the Camarillo Library as your preferred nonprofit group. Amazon will remember your selection and donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Friends every time you purchase one of the tens of millions of products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” AmazonSmile has the exact same prices, selection and format as It’s simple to sign up and costs you nothing. For help in signing up download the AmazonSmile Instructions.

Freinds Tours - The Friends have started adding links for downloading the Trip Brochures. If you go to the Tours page, you will find the trips that have brochures highlighted in Blue. Click on the tour to download the brochures.

Special Bookstore Donation Notice

Please note that the Friends would request that all bookstore donations be delivered to the bookstore between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on Thurdays).

Bookstore News

Look at the current Bookstore specials on this page.

If you are new to the area you may have visited the Library and walked right by the bookstore, missing an opportunity to browse the wide selection of used books available at very reasonable prices. As you approach the front of the Library, the Friends Bookstore will be to the left of the fountain.

The Friends have added a Bookstore layout map for new and returning visitors to use. You can locate the link for the map under the Bookstore column of this page.

Use the Volunteer Application form if you are interested in volunteering at the Friends bookstore. You can locate the link for the form under the Bookstore column page. The form can be printed out and dropped off at the bookstore.

The Friends Bookstore is open to serve the public six hours a day (nine hours on Thursdays), and six days a week, except for Sundays and holidays. In order to maintain this schedule, it requires a substantial number of volunteers. Over any given month, over a hundred people donate their time to carrying out one or more of the tasks necessary to keep the Bookstore operating. If you have an interest in working in the Bookstore, please stop in and pick up an application. We are always accepting applications. If there are no immediate openings to fit your schedule, areas of interest or abilities, it will be kept on file until there is one.

One other key to the bookstore is the donations the Bookstore receives. See the Bookstore page for information on the guidelines for donations. Please note that the Friends would request that all bookstore donations be delivered to the bookstore between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on Thurdays).

Don't forget to ask the Bookstore personnel about the Friends tote bags we offer that you can purchase. For only $2.50 they have multiple uses.

Friends Tours

Take a look at the tours page to see some of the planned trips and general information about the tours. For more details on the planned trips download the Friends Trips.

Please use the Contact Us page of this website to submit any comments or suggestions for improving the website.

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