Learn more below about the various ways to purchase books from the Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library.
Corner Book Shop
Located on the top floor the library, this rotating selection of books is stocked weekly with new donations. The books are offered at inexpensive prices across several genres, such as Children's Books, Mystery and Fiction. Books are purchased at the library checkout.
The Corner Book shop is 100% sorted, stocked and staffed by EGR Friends members and volunteers. Browse through popular categories.
The best news is that your support of the Friends' Corner Book Shop helps provide the funding for EGR Friends programming, projects, and initiatives. Stop in, grab a coffee and enjoy some of the best views in West Michigan!
Friends eBay Store
The Friends curate and manage a convenient eBay store for online book purchases. The books you'll find here are often higher value volumes that we discover after sorting through donations. Check out the shop for rare and antique books, first editions, signed copies and collectibles for all ages.
Used Book Sales
The Friends hold semi-annual book sales as well as pop-up sales throughout the year. These are fun, community events that offer thousands of inexpensive volumes for all categories. When the weather permits we even host the sales in Wege Plaza overlooking Reeds Lake. We often have a pre-sale for members. Check out our Events page and Facebook page.
NOTE: Due to COVID protocol considerations our indoor / in-person Used Book Sale events have been postponed. In September 2020 our pop-up book sale was successfully held outdoors on Wege Plaza. When weather permits, we'll look for ways to safely continue these.