Friends of the Library Newport Beach Public Library

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
  • Katie Loss, Publicist
  • Wendy Frankel, Bookstore Manager
  • Paul Fliegelman, 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.

Friends of the Library Bookstore

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Art Book Sale

Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.on the upper level library patio

We will be at selling beautiful art books at Art in the Park this Saturday.  Come see the art and get a bargain on books.


Friday, November 2, 1pm - 4pm
Central Library - Members only  Paperbacks: 4 for $1 Hardbacks: 2 for $1

Saturday, November 3, 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!!!

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE - First Tuesdays and Second Saturdays!

September 8 - second SATURDAY
October 2 - first Tuesday
November 6 - first Tuesday

December 8 - second SATURDAY

The Friends

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.


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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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?