Since 2009, the Red Fox Book Shop has become a popular stop for avid readers and bargain hunters from all over the Main Line. In 2014, book sales from the online store & the physical store located on the lower level of the library topped $50,000. Local citizens donate over 40,000 high quality, very gently read books each year, along with CDs, DVDs & audio books.
A staff of 20 dedicated volunteers sort, clean & shelve items for the physical shop, as well as list books & fill orders for Red Fox Online. The physical shop is a browser’s paradise: every day new titles appear on the shelves. The books are cleaned and arranged by genres. Most are alphabetized to make it easy to find your favorites. The shop is open during library hours.
You may also browse over 2,000 titles which are listed on our Red Fox Online store on amazon.com. It’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world!
Every purchase you make goes towards helping the library.
In the Children’s Corner, you’ll see over 1,500 picture books, chapter books & young adult books in excellent condition. There’s a bookcase devoted to Teens.
You’ll find mysteries, thrillers, literature, popular novels, classics, sci-fi, fantasy & romance novels.
Browse for histories, biographies, memoirs, cookbooks, business, humor, sports, music, art & more.
Also, check out a great collection of coffee table books, CDs, DVDs & audio books.
- Hardback books $2.00
- Mass market paperbacks $1.00
- All other paperbacks (no matter what the size) $1.50
- Over-sized, coffee table books on all subjects $2.00
These events are wildly popular. Don’t miss out. Shop early, shop often!
Dates for 2019:
March 15 – 17
June 7 – 9
September 13 – 15
November 15 – 17
The generosity of our book donors is essential to the continued success of the book shop. Please drop off your book donations on the main level of the library, by the vending machine. If you have an exceptionally large donation, more than 10 boxes, please call 610.688.7092 x 227 to arrange an appointment for special handling. Thank you for your wonderful and critical support!
Please note: Outdated textbooks, computer manuals, encyclopedias & travel guides do not sell, nor do vinyl records, VHS tapes or cassette tapes. Musty, mildewed, or damaged books do not sell and must be discarded.
Please join the network of volunteers who operate this year-round enterprise!
- Red Fox Online Sales Team: Help list, sell & package books sold through our amazon.com store. Basic computer skills required.
- Book Shop Cashier: Assist in day-to-day operations, offering great customer service.
- Behind the Scenes: Scan, sort & shelve donations, set up book displays and make the store attractive to customers.
- Book Sale Team: Work during the book sales, held 3 or 4 times each year.
Hours are flexible, day or evening & can be as little as 2 hours a week or many more.
610.688.7092 x 227