IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Bookstore Is Temporarily Closed
For anyone who is wondering how long the Friends Bookstore will be closed: The City is
being cautious about reopening any part of the Camarillo Library complex during the
COVID-19 pandemic, since the courtyard tends to be a gathering place for people. This
includes delaying the reopening of the Friends Bookstore and the Giant Steps Café. We
support the City's position, since not everyone is being super-cautious about wearing
masks and social distancing. We are an all-volunteer organization and our Bookstore
staff is made up of seniors, many of whom have underlying conditions that put them at
greater risk if they contract the virus. We will reopen when the City and our Board of
Directors decide it is safe to do so.
We understand everyone's hope that we reopen soon; we hope so too! We miss our customers and the work we do toward raising funds for the Camarillo Library!
Please stay safe and healthy.
When Special Donation Days are scheduled, dates and hours will be posted here, on Nextdoor and on our social media sites.
Our 2021 Tour itineraries are being updated.
We are unable to accept book donations except during Special Donation Days and times. Any books left at the Bookstore will regretfully be recycled.
The Blind Date with a Book drawing is postponed until three weeks after we reopen.
Please continue to return to our website at for updated information. Thank you for your patience and understanding.