The Book Corner
Book Corner is the result of a unique collaboration between the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia and the generosity of book lovers.
Here at Book Corner, we've been lowering our prices to give you the most book for your buck. We have a vast collection, ranging from well-loved to nearly-new. At a savings of 60 to 90% off list price, the stock is renewed daily and consists of a wide variety of books, records, videos, and CDs in all genres including many rare and out-of-print titles. Come browse our stacks and take home a treasure.
Book Corner was established in 1991 as a program of the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia, an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for library services for city residents in every neighborhood.
We are grateful to area readers who donate over 50,000 titles to us each year. In addition to filling our sales shelves, we distribute 10,000 books back to the public each year through our Books for Friends program, which provides free books for organizations and schools; and we recycle roughly 12,000 books annually through Philadelphia's recycling system.
Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visit our online book sales at Amazon.com.
Book Corner is located at 311 North 20th Street (at Wood Street), one block north of the Ben Franklin Parkway, directly behind the Central Library on Logan Square, and just five minutes from Routes 95 and 76. 215.567.0527.