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Address: 5103 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Phone Number: +1 805-566-0033
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wonderful addition to our sweet community

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of books, or pick up a free magazine from the mag cart, this lovely place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 inexpensive!!!!! What a great find to find this book store!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 authors and children's and young adult books.The staff (who are volunteers) was extremely friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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, as my 8 year old rummaged through their selection. He ended up using some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 deeper discount. Friends of the Library Used Bookstore is operated by volunteers and all proceeds... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 were open only in afternoons.

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