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)



In last month’s column, I mentioned that gardening is a year round activity for most of us who live here in the Pacific Northwest. It gives us a way to commune with Nature and join in the great wonder of life on Earth. Unfortunately, we humans do not always contribute in positive ways. Jonathan Franzen’s article, “Why Birds Matter” in the January 2018 issue of The National Geographic magazine provides information about the problems facing birds in the current ecological climate. We usually have many National Geographic copies (and many other magazines, too) available; magazines are always BOGO (buy one – get one free) here in the store.


Our store can help you and all of our customers plan for a great 2018 garden since Gardening is our March BOGO Special of the Month category. We have some great gardening books - including some by Pacific Northwest authors. We hope to see you soon!