Friends Of The Library

★★★★★
  • 430 N Main St

    Gainesville, FL 32601

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  • 352-375-1676

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This is a two-part review. One for the twice yearly book sale, and one for the yearly thrift shop adjacent to the book warehouse.
Thrift: This place is the bomb! You will NOT find the lowest prices, but you WILL find some fabulous brands and great quality. Hardly any junk here and when there is, I think it just an accident. You can find gator clothing, suits, dresses and exercise wear, childrens clothing and shoes and a small assortment of household items. They have a nice selection of faux jewelery that changes often and you can find some really interesting pieces! The prices are mostly set, of which I mean dresses are all $7, pants all $4 and shirts all $4 or $5 (cant remember). They DO have a few racks of "nicer" brand names that costs more, but they are often GOOD names and pieces. Example: Anne Taylor, Gap, Ralph Lauren, etc. A small toy and book area that changes alot and is pretty darn cheap too! I always find something at this shop!
Part 2: the BOOK sale! Ok, if you love books (and I do), you must, I repeat you MUST attend this sale! Twice a year, once in spring and once in fall, the sale is held for a week at a time. You will not believe the amazing selection of used books and videos/posters etc. I mean, this sale is one I NEVER miss! Sheer volume! Amazing prices, every category you can think of, including magazines! The first day the line snakes out the door and you WILL be in line a long time! Cash or check, no credit cards (at this time). Bring your own box/container to shop with as there are no carts and your arms are not good enough to hold all your treasures! After you shop til you drop and cant drag your box any further, you will check out. It takes awhile, but they are pretty efficient and you can always read while you wait! Please, dont miss the last day! (usually on a wednesday). Books are like .50 and magazines are .10. However, the selection is pretty depleted by then, so good luck!

PROS: Huge selection at amazing prices. A MUST.
CONS: Long lines, but who cares? Just read while you wait!

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★★★★★

This is a two-part review. One for the twice yearly book sale, and one for the yearly thrift shop adjacent to the book warehouse.
Thrift: This place is the bomb! You will NOT find the lowest prices, but you WILL find some fabulous brands and great quality. Hardly any junk here and when there is, I think it just an accident. You can find gator clothing, suits, dresses and exercise wear, childrens clothing and shoes and a small assortment of household items. They have a nice selection of faux jewelery that changes often and you can find some really interesting pieces! The prices are mostly set, of which I mean dresses are all $7, pants all $4 and shirts all $4 or $5 (cant remember). They DO have a few racks of "nicer" brand names that costs more, but they are often GOOD names and pieces. Example: Anne Taylor, Gap, Ralph Lauren, etc. A small toy and book area that changes alot and is pretty darn cheap too! I always find something at this shop!
Part 2: the BOOK sale! Ok, if you love books (and I do), you must, I repeat you MUST attend this sale! Twice a year, once in spring and once in fall, the sale is held for a week at a time. You will not believe the amazing selection of used books and videos/posters etc. I mean, this sale is one I NEVER miss! Sheer volume! Amazing prices, every category you can think of, including magazines! The first day the line snakes out the door and you WILL be in line a long time! Cash or check, no credit cards (at this time). Bring your own box/container to shop with as there are no carts and your arms are not good enough to hold all your treasures! After you shop til you drop and cant drag your box any further, you will check out. It takes awhile, but they are pretty efficient and you can always read while you wait! Please, dont miss the last day! (usually on a wednesday). Books are like .50 and magazines are .10. However, the selection is pretty depleted by then, so good luck!

PROS: Huge selection at amazing prices. A MUST.
CONS: Long lines, but who cares? Just read while you wait!

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