San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library

Supporting the SLO Library, its community and the SLO Community

Friends’ Corner

The Friends’ Corner no longer exists after the SLO Library Remodel of March 2017. We do not know whether the Library will provide space for a new Friends’ Corner or a similar area.


While the Friends have been selling nearly new books and previously read magazines on racks in the north east corner of the 1st floor of the Library for a long time, that area has recently been remodeled to be more attractive and to make it easier to find your desired book or magazine.

We have renamed this area the   Friends Corner Sign small.   .

Books for Sale

Looking for a good read or a new book for your collection?   Well, you don’t need to wait for our Annual Book Sale.  Just to your left after you enter the SLO Library, next to the computer lab, is the Friends’ Corner. These nearly new fiction and non-fiction books are priced at $2.00 for hard cover, $1.00 for trade paperbacks, and $0.25 for children books.

There is also a Bargain Book section with books that are in good condition, but not nearly new. Bargain books are $1.00 for hardbacks and $0.50 for trade paperbacks.

Books are added during the week, so check frequently.   Items that have not sold after a few months are removed from the bookshelves.

Books available come from a variety of genres, but we are limited by what has been donated.

If you have one or more books that you no longer need in your collection, please consider donating to the Friends of the Library.   The library has first choice on donated books, but many great books are available for sale.

Magazines for Sale

In addition to books, Friends’ Corner also has popular magazines for sale.  Most are in excellent condition even though they are previously read.  All magazines are just 50 cents.  You will usually find current issues of titles such as

The Atlantic Esquire National Geographic Saveur
Audubon Fortune Nature Science
Bloomsberg News Hang Gliding New Yorker Sports Illustrated
Christian Science Monitor Harpers People Sunset
Eating Well Martha Stewart Rolling Stone Time
  Nation   Travel

And many more titles.

Donations of current magazines are always welcome – just drop them off at the front desk.

Revenue from these books and magazine sales go fund programs the SLO Friends of the Library supports including the In-school Reading Program, Library Media acquisitions, Teen projects, Movies at the Library and much more.