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Book Shop Shelf


Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm

The Friends of the Vestavia Hills Library Bookstore, located on the main floor, offers a large selection of previously owned books including novels, paperbacks books on cooking, travel, religion, children’s books, CDs and DVDs, and many more surprises. Come browse regularly as we have new donations all the time. If you would like to add to our store, we would love to have your donations! All donations and proceeds from sales benefit the library. Please the guidelines below.


Shifts are 3 hours per week and all funds directly benefit the Library in the Forest.

For More Information:

Leigh Melvin - or 205-602-3883

Bookstore Donations

Donation Guidelines

  • The Bookstore staff accepts donations Tuesday-Thursday from 10 am - 4 pm.

  • For more information contact the Friends Bookstore at 205-978-4680.

  • The Library may elect to add donated items to its collection.

  • For special non-book donations, contact Library Administration at 205-978-0162.


  • Donate new or gently-used clean books, DVDs and audiobooks on CD.

  • Bring your donations directly to the Bookstore located on the main level of the Library.


  • No items with missing parts, mildew, stains or damage.

  • No magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, textbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed books, vinyl records, or VHS movies.

  • No large donations (collections over 50 items).

  • Bookstore or Library staff are not able to assist with loading or moving boxes.

Thank you for your supporting the Friends of the Library Bookstore.

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