Friends of the Library Bookstore


The Friends of the Library operate the Southside Book Nook, a used bookstore in Victoriaville Centre.
You will find the Friends on the main floor of Victoriaville, near the Brodie Street entrance.  

The hours of operation are:

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday:  Closed

This schedule relies on the availability of volunteers.  Hours are subject to change.
The bookstore is closed on statutory holidays.

The store is also closed the week between Christmas and New Year.

New Satellite Location at Waverley - Hilltop Book Nook

The Friends also operate the Hilltop Book Nook on the lower level of the Waverley Resource Library (285 Red River Road).
The hours of operation are the same as Waverley hours of operation which may be found here.  

Call the bookstore for more information - 623-2409.

At the bookstores, you will find used hardcover and paperback books on all subjects.

  • paperbacks from $1.00
  • hardcovers from $1.00
  • some items are individually priced based on condition, date of publication and subject matter
  • Audio visual materials & magazines are also for sale ... at reasonable prices!

All proceeds from book sales are donated to the Thunder Bay Public Library.

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Book Donations

Give your used books a new home.

Recycle knowledge, entertainment and information when you donate reading materials for resale at the Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library used bookstore.  Good quality current popular fiction and non-fiction as well as children’s books are particularly welcome.

How to Donate

Donations may be dropped off at any branch of the Thunder Bay Public Library or at the Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library used bookstore at Victoriaville Mall.

Please limit donations to two boxes or bags at a time.  Please only drop off books when the store is open.  Unfortunately we are unable to pick up donated materials.

Although the Friends appreciate donations of used books very much, they have made a decision, due to lack of storage space and a limited demand for these items, not to accept the following items:

  • encyclopedias
  • computer books (with the exception of those published in the last couple of years)
  • cassette tapes
  • reader's digest condensed books
  • magazines more than 2 years old
  • National Geographic magazines

Please ensure that all donations are free from mold, mildew or water damage.

All donated material automatically becomes the property of the Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library.  The Friends reserves the right to dispose of donated material in the most appropriate manner.