Buy books in our Ottawa Library Bookstores
We raise over $250,000 for the Ottawa Public Library annually, with most funds coming from the operation of used bookstores, self-serve bookshelves in library branches, and specialty book sales run by volunteers.
If you’re looking for a book for yourself, or a gift for someone you know, visit the bookstore nearest you and uncover some gently-used (and much-loved) treasures. We receive new donations throughout the week, so visit often for the best finds.
In order to offer you the best selection, we only sell books that are in good condition, and we make an effort not to stock books that are more than ten years old. Our customers keep coming back because we sell recent best-selling novels and non-fiction texts for only a dollar or two!
The Friends’ Bookshop - Main Library
Telephone: 613-580-2424 Ext. 32346
Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Bookends - Beaverbrook branch
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Bookworm - Cumberland branch
Telephone: 613-580-2424 Ext. 39896
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
By the Book - Greenboro District Library
Telephone: 613-580-2424 Ext. 32626
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Second Editions - Nepean Centrepointe branch
Telephone: 613-580-2424 Ext. 41491
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Self-Serve Ongoing Book Sales
These self-serve bookshelves are open during regular library hours. See the Ottawa Public Library website for branch hours of operation.
The Bookery - Alta Vista branch
Mille Feuilles - Blackburn Hamlet branch
The Book Mark - Carlingwood branch
Carp Book Corner - Carp branch
Keepers - Centennial branch
Dusty Jackets - Elmvale Acres
Twice Told Tales - Emerald Plaza
The Book Stop - Greely branch
Book Nook - Hazeldean branch
Island Reads - Manotick branch
Second Chance Books - Metcalfe Branch
Déjà Vu - North Gloucester branch
Coral's Corner - North Gower branch
Encore Orleans - Orléans branch
Browser's Bookshop - Osgoode Branch
Your Books Inn - Richmond branch
Two Stories Bookstore - Ruth E. Dickinson branch
Bibliophile - St. Laurent branch
A Good Read - Stittsville branch
Sunny Seconds - Sunnyside branch
Signets Vanier Bookmarks - Vanier branch
The Book Bar - Main Library
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
By The Book - Greenboro District Library
First Saturday of each month: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monthly Mammoth Book Sales – held at the James Bartleman Centre (100 Tallwood Drive)
used book sales
at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre
(100 Tallwood Drive)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.