Second Hand Prose 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 . Friends' members enjoy a 10% discount in our store; join here. 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. 


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)


If you have been thinking about something to read in the SciFi genre, your timing is great. Science fiction is one of our BOGO (Buy one---get one free) special categories for May. Recently the movie A Wrinkle in Time has been in the news:, which isbased on the children’s Sci Fi classic by Madeleine L’Engle. If you have seen this movie and thought a children's book was a good way to start reading science fiction, Second Hand Prose usually has a copy of this book (as well as others in its series) thanks to the generous donations from throughout our community.


A famous Oregon-based science fiction author is the late author Ursula K. Le Guin. Her books can often be found in the store shelved in both the SciFic area and in our Pacific Northwest authors’ collection.


Travel books (Misc-travel) are our other May BOGO special category. Customers can usually find a good selection of travel books/guides to help plan their future journeys in that store section. Two BOGO categories mean more choices – two Sci Fi books, two travel books or one of each. Just more reasons to visit Second Hand Prose in the entry garden of Downtown EPL. Thanks for your continued support.