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Used Book Store

What You'll Find

From five, large book sales and a few small book fairs held at the Hooper House during 1989 and 1900, the Friends used book store has grown into its current location on West Main Street in Sylva.

The shelves in the store are always filled with books including large print books, books on CD, magazines and music. All of which have been generously donated. Individuals may donate one book or an entire collection!

We take pleasure in knowing our prices make books affordable. The proceeds from the store support the new Library.

As a member of the Friends, whatever your talent, we welcome you as a volunteer in the bookstore. There are numerous ways to help:

•  Greet and assist our customers

•  Sort, price, and shelve books and other media

•  Organize and straighten books and magazines

•  Research rare or special books on the Internet

•  Help create window and in-store displays


Open 7 Days

The Used Book Store, located on Main Street in downtown Sylva, is customeropen seven days a week and is operated by dedicated volunteers. The inventory in the store is generously donated by the community.

A management team consisting of a number of volunteers, each of whom will be coordinating a particular aspect of the store’s operation, runs the book store. In this way responsibilities are shared, and ideas and creativity flow from many more directions.

We have many satisfied customers, and we’re happy to be fulfilling our mission to support the Jackson County Public Library, and to offer the public a wide range of reading material and other media at very affordable prices.



Open 7 Days a Week
Monday – Thursday
   10 am – 4 pm
Friday – Saturday
   10 am – 6 pm
   Noon – 4 pm

Friends of the Jackson
County Public Library

536 West Main Street
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-1221 | email