The Pictorial History of Civil Air Transport, signed by author Rosbert, 1990: Rare fully illustrated look at clandestine operations of CIA “secret soldiers” of the Cold War $38
Don't Tell the Grown-Ups: Subversive Power of Children's Literature by Alison Lurie, 1990: Entertaining! Pulitzer Prize winning novelist shows that the best-loved children’s books tend to challenge respectable adult values of their time; includes Lewis Carroll, Dr. Seuss, Mark Twain & Beatrix Potter $2
America Back on Track, 2006, gift inscription by author Senator Edward Kenney $ 37
I Shock Myself: The Autobiography of Beatrice Wood, signed by author $ 8
Take a look at the whole list of November Specials.
Take a look at the Bookstore Layout.
Use the Volunteer Application to request to become a Bookstore Volunteer
The Friends held our annual general meeting on October 20. At the meeting the Board voted to distribute $200,000 to the City of Camarillo for use in the Library. These funds mainly come from bookstore sales, memberships and donations that accrued in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Because of the efforts of our many volunteers, the increasing membership and your donations we are able to donate this large sum to support our Library. The Friends Board would like to thank you to each of you who did your part to make this happen.
The holidays are upon us! The Friends Bookstore makes a perfect stop for your gift list. Holiday cookbooks, children’s books, videos & music CDs go on display this month. In addition to the items shown in this month's Amigos, the store is full of other possibilities, including books, videos (VHS & DVD), music CDs, audio books & jigsaw puzzles. The bookstore also has gift certificates & tote bags!
If you like Chocolates, then the Friends Tours has the trip for you. This trip will be February 13, 2014 and is sure to book up fast. So download the Chocolate Trip Flyer and signup for a trip that you do not want to miss.
The Friends bookstore depends on Volunteers. We need people to work on cleaning and labeling books. This job doesn’t require heavy lifting, although we always appreciate someone who can help lift and move boxes of books. . Currently we are looking for volunteers who can work on Saturdays. If you are interested, fill out the volunteer application form under the Bookstore column on this page and bring it into the bookstore. At this time, we also need volunteers who can work once a month putting together the Amigos for mailing. Amigos workers meet at the library on a selected day (depending on when the Amigos is slated to be mailed) usually at 11:30 a.m. If you are interested provide your name and point of contact to a person at the front counter of the bookstore.
As a special note there will be no Friends Sunday Programs for November or December.
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.
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.
ProgramsCheck out the Programs page for up coming programs.
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.
Please use the Contact Us page of this website to submit any comments or suggestions for improving the website.