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)


On behalf of all of the bookstore volunteers and all other FEPL volunteers involved in various activities sponsored by The Friends of Eugene Public Library, I want to thank all customers of Second Hand Prose. Please remember that the inventory, not only for the book store, but all of our sales venues: the Annual Book Sale each spring, the various mini sales held throughout the year and our online store, EugeneLibraryFriends@, relies on the generosity of the entire Eugene community. Without these generous donations none of our entirely volunteer run fundraising events would be possible. Everyone at The Friends of Eugene Public Library thanks you.