April Specials

The Murder of the Man who was ‘Shakespeare’, by Hoffman, 1955: Was Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe's murder staged? Did he subsequently write plays under Shakespeare's name? 1st Printing. $8.50

The Lady and the Tramp: The Story of Two Dogs, by Greene 1953 1st Printing: Introduction by Walt Disney on how the story came to be written; good condition, no dust jacket. $63

Seasons of the Coyote: The Legend and Lore of an American Icon by Harrison, 1994: Soft cover anthology of essays by some of the West’s best known authors; great photographs and accompanying text. $2

Footprints on a Frozen Continent, by McPherson, 1978. Signed!:Stamp of the Antarctic Development Squadron, filled in by hand stating the book was flown by VXE-6 from the McMurdo Station to South Pole Station 12 Nov ‘80 by Pilot L. A. Boniface. $15

Take a look at the whole list of April Specials.

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Use the Volunteer Application to request to become a Bookstore Volunteer


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Welcome Friends

The Friends Program for this month will be Seniors of Note Band. Check out the Programs page for future programs.

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 Santa Barbara Culinary School, Minature Horses and Wine Tasting. In April the tour will be the Los Angeles Public Library and Angelus Temple.

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.

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.

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.


Check out the Programs page for up coming programs.

Friends Tours

The Friends have started planning for tours in 2014. 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.

SLIDE PRESENTATION, TUESDAY, APRIL 15 in the Community Room at 1:00 p.m. France in October, Classic Christmas Markets in December, Heart of the South in April 2015. Tour documents for Mackinac Island will be distributed at 1:30 p.m.

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

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