Second Hand Prose
The Friends of the Coronado Public Library (FOL) operates Second Hand Prose bookstore selling donated books, DVD’s, Blu-ray discs, audio books, rare books, and gift items. Our storefront is located behind the Library on D Avenue, across from the high school and is open daily. A second book shop location is in the Library lobby with a large selection of paperback fiction and non-fiction for adults, teens, and children, gift items and cards, DVD’s and audiobooks.
We are currently accepting donations of newer hardcover and paperback fiction, nonfiction and children’s books in good condition. We are also accepting donations of rare and exceptional books. If you have any questions about these donation guidelines, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be brought to Second Hand Prose bookstore during operating hours.
All sale proceeds fund Library programs for children, teens and adults. The FOL, in fiscal year 2022 – 2023, provided the Library with $63,000 to fund programs enjoyed by the community.
Hours of Operation
(Storefront located behind the Library on D Avenue, across from the high school. A second book shop location is in the Library lobby.)
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m..
Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Phone: (619) 435-1516
Guidelines for Book and other Material Donations
The Friends of the Coronado Public Library (Friends) welcome donations of books, DVDs and audiobooks. These donations are sold throughout the year at Second Hand Prose book store operated by the Friends, in the bookstore located in the Library lobby, and at sales held at various times during the year.
Donations can be brought to Second Hand Prose shop during operating hours. Please do not leave books at the front door of the Library or Second Hand Prose.
The Friends appreciate your donations. Please help our volunteers who sort them by observing the following guidelines:
Newer hardcover and paperback fiction and non-fiction in good condition
Clean, undamaged copies of classic titles
Commercially produced DVDs
Puzzles with all of the pieces (secure boxes with tape)
Audio books on CD and Playaway audiobooks
Children’s hardcover and paperback books in good condition
College text books in good condition published after 2020
Magazines published within the last six months
Rare and exceptional books
We do not accept damaged books with broken bindings, missing pages, soiled, musty, mildew, water damage, have excessive notes or highlighting in the text.
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE:
CD’s, VHS tapes, audiocassettes, 8 track tapes
High School annuals or yearbooks
If you have more than 3 boxes or bags of donations, please call Second Hand Prose book shop at 619.435.1516 to make arrangements. If you have questions about these donation guidelines, please email us at email@example.com.
The Friends of the Coronado Public Library is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, and donations are tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowed by law. A receipt is available upon request. Library staff or a Friends volunteer cannot affirm the value of your donation.