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Friends of the Library Used Bookstore

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Don't miss a chance to select from 20,000+ books!

Arrived from Michigan with no books to read when it rains. Heard about this bookshop from another... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Bruce H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Amazing! Magnificent! The way bookshops should be

Before there were chain bookstores there were libraries. Before there were kindles there was paper... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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28 Aug 2018
“Don't miss a chance to select from 20,000+ books!”
15 Nov 2017
“Amazing! Magnificent! The way bookshops should be”
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5103 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2048
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived from Michigan with no books to read when it rains. Heard about this bookshop from another wet tourist. Amazing number of paperbacks @25 cents arranged alphabetically. Also hardbound arranged topically, many for a dollar. We visit Vero twice yearly. You can bet we'll be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Before there were chain bookstores there were libraries. Before there were kindles there was paper. Before there was twitter there was literature. Before...but here you will find quality, comfort and peace of mind. How can there be trouble in the world when this used bookstore...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 367john
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I love this book store. It is packed full of great books. I purchased about 10 books. The woman who works there is very knowledgeable. They have all kinds of books and everything is put into categories.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Bridgetpianos
Reviewed 25 April 2016

the friends of the carpinteria library book store is a great place to visit. huge selection of books for such a small shop, friendly volunteer sales folk, and the money benefits a good cause. whether you want to hang out and read, buy a variety...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank leahking
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Extensive range of books at very reasonable prices Unusually for the USA there was more than USA history and biography. All proceeds go to the library and of course the volunteers are only to happy to talk. Social historians pay attention.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank 1Bustrav
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We love this place. They are all very friendly and have lots of wonderful books. They are all in good condition and even have some videos and a few other little things. We have always found something to buy every time. The prices are very...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Katerina C
Reviewed 30 March 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights in Carpinteria.I read the reviews on Trip Advisor and we had to check it out.My husband and I love books.The value is great here.Hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks are $1.They had a large variety of books,including best selling...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Default33009
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We were in Carp visiting friends and hanging out at the beach over fall break. One lazy afternoon we had an opportunity to stop by the Friends of the Libary Used Bookstore. The ladies watching over the shop that day were so kind and patient,...More

Date of experience: October 2012
2  Thank Hanna73
Reviewed 4 August 2011

I am local Carpinterian and visit this used bookstore often to either donate oe buy used books. Used hardbacks are $2 and used paperbacks are $1. The Friends of the Library Used Bookstore frequently has book sales, so you can even purchase books at a...More

Date of experience: July 2011
4  Thank LisaandRod93013
Reviewed 27 July 2011

The Carpinteria Friends of Library Used Book Store is a great place to find a book, get sightseeing information, or just chat with friendly people. Prices are good, books are organized, staff and customers eagerly give tips on everything Carpinteria. When I was there they...More

Date of experience: July 2011
4  Thank CarpBooksFan
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