Friends of the Library Board


  • Amy Hunt, President
  • Pam Crook, 1st VP/Programs
  • Elena Yuasa, 2nd VP/Membership
  • Ita Vandenbroek - 3rd VP/Book Sales
  • Susan Caine, Treasurer
  • Catherine Wallach, Secretary
  • Pam Furry, Historian
  • Lynn Brown, Publicist
  • Wendy Frankel, Bookstore Manager
  • TBD, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Doug Coulter, Library Board Liaison

Friends of the Library Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month except for June and December at 9:30 a.m.


Save the date for these special book sales!

Buy One Get One Free*
When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 
Where: In the bookstore

Celebrate Fall! October 3 is the first Tuesday of the month, so members can buy one item (book, CD, DVD, LP) and get one free*. If you're not a member yet, sign up now! 

Fall is the best time to plant California Natives.  We have a wide assortment of gardening books to help you plan the layout of your garden and choose which plants to grow from seed.

We also have a raft of holidays coming up.  We've put out our Halloween and Thanksgiving books on the cart outside the store, as well as a handful of Christmas books. 

Remind everyone!  Our bookstore is the BEST place to treat yourself to a good book. We've got the largest variety and best prices.

*Free item must be of equal or lesser value.

Newport Beach Art in the Park
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 
Where: Library Patio, Civic Center Green
Time: 10 am - 3 pm

The Friends will be selling a wide variety of fine art and craft books outside the library's second floor doors on Saturday, October 14. These gorgeous books would make fantastic presents for a friend or yourself! (Helpful hint: Christmas is around the corner.)

As an added bonus, you can shop at the Art and Craft Fair. They will have paintings, glass art, mixed media, sculpture, photography, textiles, jewelry, and woodcrafts.

The Really Great, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale

Friday, November 3, 1pm - 4pm
Central Library - Members Only

Paperbacks: 4 for $1
Hardbacks: 2 for $1

Saturday, November 4, 9am - 2pm
Central Library -Everyone Welcome

$2-A-BAG!  We supply the bags.
This is where you'll find the best book bargains around!  Visit the Central Library and take advantage of the incredible deals.  Don't forget . . . every time you donate or buy a book from the Friends . . . it helps the library!!!

Founded in 1957 by a small group of volunteers, the Friends of the Library take pride in helping to maintain the excellence of the library system. The Friends Bookstore donates all of its revenue to the library to fund various needs and projects. Your continued patronage of the Friends Bookstore is vitally important and appreciated.


The Friends Bookstore
is located in the

Newport Beach Central Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, 
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 759-9667

Monday - Saturday
10:30-4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 1:00-4:00 p.m.


The First Tuesday of the Month is Member Appreciation Day!

Members can buy one book and get one free on the first Tuesday of every month.

Other benefits of membership:

  • Shop on the first day of the Quarterly Book Sale for best selection.
  • A free lunch in June with a noted author as speaker.
  • Supporting the library and its fabulous programs

Become a member today!

Download and print the membership brochure application or pick up a membership application at the Friends Book Store in the Central Library.


Contact Friends of the Library at:

Donate Books!

Used book donations are always needed! Leave your used book donation at any branch library or at the Friends Bookstore in the Central Library.

Questions About Book Donations?