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 dutieshere. 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)

The beginning of a new year brings hope for better things to come. That means that many of us are looking into ways to improve our lives. Second Hand Prose offers many choices.


2018 begins with our January BOGO (Buy one get one free; equal or lesser value) categories of Health & Fitness, Religion and Self-help. Other categories in our store can help, too. Interested in science? Take a look in our STEM section. Want to start a new hobby or learn more about an existing one? Look in Misc. for crafts or sports. Interested in politics? Try our History, Biography or Non-fiction sections. Finally, remember our children’s books are always BOGO. Our volunteers and I wish you a very Happy New Year.