The Friends Used Book Store will be closed for the month of March.

The Friends Used Book Store is on the lower level of Miller Library and is filled with over 10,000 donated items.  There are books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, jigsaw puzzles – for every age group.

The Friends of the Hamden Public Library sponsor this amazing book store and have done so for nearly forty years. A dedicated group of volunteers carefully examine all donations, shelve material by genre, and staff the book store.  All proceeds help support:

  • Children’s summer reading programs
  • Winter reading programs for adults
  • Museum and attraction pass programs
  • Special activities

This is a fabulous little book store with a great purpose.  Come explore and you’ll be glad you did!

Book Store Hours

Tue      11am – 5pm
Wed     11am – 5pm
Thu      11am – 5pm
Sat       11am – 3 pm


Your donations are extremely important. Your donations and support make an huge difference to the Library and to all Hamden citizens.

Just a few guidelines:

  • Drop donations off during normal hours at Miller Memorial Library.
  • Leave them on the book trucks by the elevator or by the entrance to the bookstore.
  • Not too heavy! Don’t put too many in one bag or box.
  • Gently used, please! No torn pages, writing, highlighting, or moldy material.


Contact the Book Store at 203.672.2068 when open or the Information Desk at 203.287.2680 when closed.