Friends of the Library USED 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 Friends reopened the Used Bookstore on Tuesday, September 7th!

We look forward to seeing you in person!  

Covid protocols (masks, hand sanitizer) will be in effect.


Public Service Announcement -- Thunder Bay, ON -- Monday, August 31, 2021

Friends of the Library Used Bookstore will Reopen on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library are pleased to announce that they will reopen their Southside Book Nook, located in Victoriaville Centre, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

The Friends have operated the used bookstore in Victoriaville for many years, and are looking forward to reopening for sales once again. The store is stocked with books and audio visual material which has been withdrawn from the Library as well as donated books and other materials from the public.

The hours of operation will be Monday through Friday,10 am to 4 pm and Saturday from Noon to 3 pm.

All proceeds from the bookstore are donated back to the Thunder Bay Public Library for new collections, services, equipment and programs. The store is staffed by volunteers who are members of the Friends of the Library group. The Friends will be limiting the numbers of people allowed in the store at any one time. Masks will be mandatory and other COVID protocols such as physical distancing will be followed. The Friends have also mandated vaccines for any volunteer working with the public.


Bookstore Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday: 12 - 3 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

This schedule relies on the availability of volunteers.  Hours are subject to change. 

The bookstore is closed on statutory holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year.

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.

Please direct inquiries about the Friends Used Bookstore to or

Book Donations

Not currently being accepted at the bookstore or any library location.