Friends Bookstore

Friends Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are members of the Friends of the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library. They are volunteers who work toward the mission of promoting awareness of, appreciation for, and use of the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library.


The Friends bookstore is open Monday through Saturday from 10:15 am to 4 pm.

Donations accepted only during bookstore hours.

The Bookstore was opened in 1999.  It is run by a volunteer Bookstore Manager working under the direction of the Friends Board of Directors.  The Bookstore is staffed daily by volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering in the Friends Bookstore, please send an email to


Everything that is sold in the Bookstore has been donated by the public or from items withdrawn from the library collections. We appreciated your generosity.

Donations are accepted during Bookstore hours.

If you have questions about making a donation, please send an email to:

DONATIONS: Fiction and Non-Fiction Books in both hard covers and paperback in new and or good condition are always needed and welcomed. Also popular are large print books, cookbooks, children’s books and up to date computer books. Current magazines in good condition are also needed as are DVDs and CDs. Please note the Bookstore cannot accept vinyl records, free publications, encyclopedias, textbooks, workbooks, service and professional journals, and older computer manuals. Membership publications/magazines are not sold. They also do not sell any homemade DVDs or CDs.

Donors are asked not to bring in boxes that have been stored in attics or garages without opening and checking to make sure that the books are clean, in good shape and free of insects, etc. Books that are in poor condition or are dirty cannot be sold. The Bookstore reserves the right to refuse donations.

Punta Gorda Charlotte Library | Katie and Judi in front of the Bookstore

Katie and Judi in front of the Bookstore