Second Hand Prose Bookstore


Ken at the bookstore


Second Hand Prose is our volunteer-run used bookstore, located in the Entry Garden of the Downtown Library. All of our books and magazines are donated by the generous folks of Eugene and the surrounding area. Click here to find out how to donate books and magazines. Interested in working as a volunteer in the store? Check out the Book Store Volunteer job description and duties here. Then stop by the store on a Tuesday or Wednesday between 10 AM and 11:30 AM and ask Ken Ehler, volunteer manager, about additional details. 

We are also open Wednesdays until 6:00. Recently we introduced Happy Reading Hour on Wednesdays with all paperbacks BOGO 4:00-6:00.


Store Hours


Monday, Tuesday, Saturday 10:00 - 4:00

Sunday 1:00 - 4:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 6:00

Thursday closed

Friday 4:30 - 7:30 (First Friday only)***

***Everything in the store is Buy One Get One Free (Equal or lesser value)

As we enter a new decade, possibility approaches for us to make a difference in our community and nation; we must remember to think globally, but act locally. One way we can do this is to educate ourselves by reading.

This is where your Friends of the Eugene Public Library bookstore, Second Hand Prose, enters the picture. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our Eugene community, we continue to provide our customers with up-to-date books and magazines that will help as we all continue our own pursuit of knowledge.

In order to make it easier for everyone to purchase these items and also support our local library, our monthly BOGO (Buy one…get one free) specials will continue in 2020. Thinking about New Year’s resolutions? Our BOGO store categories for January, 2020 are self-help (SH), health and fitness (HF), and religion/inspiration (R). All of the volunteers at Second Hand Prose wish to thank all of you who continue, year after year, to support your Eugene Public Library by making purchases in our bookstore and our other fundraising opportunities.

Happy New Year!