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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 10:30-4:30pm
Sunday - 1:00-4:00pm


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

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Friends of the Library Board

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
  • Linda Baldwin, Secretary
  • Virginia Hayter, Historian/Publicity
  • Nancy Acone, Bookstore Manager
  • Wendy Frankel, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Jerry King, Library Board Liaison

Attention Members:

Attention Members:

The First Tuesday of the Month is Member Appreciation Day!

Don't forget!  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.


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1000 Avocado Ave. Newport Beach, CA 92660 • (949) 717-3800