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Book Sales & book donations are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19!


We need volunteers to work two hour shifts on Saturdays at the Main Book Sale from 10-12 or 12-2. 


This is a fun, people oriented time. We work in shifts of two volunteers - one to ring up and one to bag purchases. You answer questions and direct customers to the shelves. Volunteers earn a free book for every hour worked!


As well, throughout the month volunteers come in to sort and shelve donations. This is an opportunity to work either on your own or with whomever shows up to help.


Main Book Sales are at the Main Library, 601 Court Street, side entrance.

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries are currently Out of Stock. 

We'll update our website as soon as we have more. 


Local Author Talks

The Friends are happy to sponsor local authors who wish to use the library meeting rooms as a venue for sharing their work with the community.


Contact the Friends

Contact the President, Amanda Taft at 850.319.6000 or email us at

Book Nook

4934 High St. W.

Portsmouth, VA

(at the Churchland Library)


Hours: Mon-Fri from 11-5

4th, 5th Saturdays, 10-2

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Main Book Sale

601 Court St,

Portsmouth, VA 23704

(at the Main Library)

Hours: 1st Fridays, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Saturdays, 10-2

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