Sample of January Specials
Astronomica: Galaxies, Planets, Stars, Constellation Charts, Space Exploration Watson, 2007: big (17 ½ x 13), beautiful, very reader-friendly book in slipcover. Fine condition except for one spot on flyleaf. S17
My Heart In Company: The Work of J. M. Barrie and the Birth of Peter Pan. Exhibition catalog celebrating the 100th anniversary of Peter Pan. Full of manuscripts, playbills, souvenir postcards, photographs, etc. Cover painting by Arthur Rackham. $4.50
The Seashell on the Mountaintop, Cutler, 2003 1st Edition: A biography of Nicolaus, a 17th century scientist-turned-priest who changed our understanding of the Earth and created a new field of science - geology. $5
Take a look at the Bookstore Layout.
Use the Volunteer Application to request to become a Bookstore Volunteer
The Friends Tours still continue to be very popular. So if you want to take one of the tours, make your reservations now. Note please include telephone number and menu choice on check or piece of paper for the tours. They will save a lot of time for the Friends tour manager.
The Friends would like to remind those of you who are visiting this site for the first time or have not visited it for a while to browse the Friends web pages and discover what the Friends organization is all about.
Friends Online Bookstore
The Friends Bookstore sometimes received books that are rare, very valuable or fragile. These high-dollar, limited audience books tend not to sell in the bookstore so we offer them to a larger audience of potential buyers through our "Online Storefront" in Amazon. To view the books click on the Product tab. When you designate Friends of the Camarillo Library as your designated non-profit, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Friends. Some of the cuurent books available are:
- THE ART OF PERUVIAN CUISINE, VOL. I By T. Custer $79.99
- CARTAGENA DE INDIAS: PANORAMIC VISION FROM THE AIR By C. Hoyos and B. Villegas $125.95
- THROUGH COMBAT 314TH INFANTRY REGIMENT by W.A. Robinson $129.99
Special Volunteer Notice
The Friends have received a number of comments on how to become a volunteer for the Friends bookstore. You can locate the link for the form under the Bookstore column on this page. The form can be printed out and dropped off at the bookstore.
Amigos Electronic Newsletter
To reduce Friends' mailing costs and be environmentally responsible, members now have the option of receiving the electronic version of Amigos instead of the paper version. The content of both versions, electronic and printed, will be the same. Only Friends will be able to receive the Amigos in its entirety at the beginning of each month. Become a Member to take advantage of this feature. Non-members will have the option of receiving notifications about Friends trips, events and special book sales, but at a later date than Members. If you would like to receive the electronic version, please click on the following link "Electronic Amigos Newsletter Form" and complete a brief application form. If you would like to become a member, go to membership page and download the membership form. Bring the form to the bookstore.
AmazonSmile - Do you shop online at Amazon? Please sign up for AmazonSmile. This is a program that benefits nonprofits at no cost to the buyer. All you have to do is select Friends of the Camarillo Library as your preferred nonprofit group. Amazon will remember your selection and donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Friends every time you purchase one of the tens of millions of products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” AmazonSmile has the exact same prices, selection and format as Amazon.com. It’s simple to sign up and costs you nothing. For help in signing up download the AmazonSmile Instructions.
Special Bookstore Donation Notice
Please note that the Friends would request that all bookstore donations be delivered to the bookstore between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday (6:30 p.m. on Thursdays). We are closed on Sundays.
Look at the current Bookstore specials on this page.
If you are new to the area you may have visited the Library and walked right by the bookstore, missing an opportunity to browse the wide selection of used books available at very reasonable prices. As you approach the front of the Library, the Friends Bookstore will be to the left of the fountain.
The Friends have added a Bookstore layout map for new and returning visitors to use. You can locate the link for the map under the Bookstore column of this page.
Use the Volunteer Application form if you are interested in volunteering at the Friends bookstore. You can locate the link for the form under the Bookstore column on this page. The form can be printed out and dropped off at the bookstore.
The Friends Bookstore is open to serve the public six hours a day (nine hours on Thursdays), and six days a week, except for Sundays and holidays. In order to maintain this schedule, it requires a substantial number of volunteers. Over any given month, over a hundred people donate their time to carrying out one or more of the tasks necessary to keep the Bookstore operating. If you have an interest in working in the Bookstore, please stop in and pick up an application. We are always accepting applications. If there are no immediate openings to fit your schedule, areas of interest or abilities, it will be kept on file until there is one.
One other key to the bookstore is the donations the Bookstore receives. See the Bookstore page for information on the guidelines for donations. Please note that the Friends would request that all bookstore donations be delivered to the bookstore between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday (6:30 p.m. on Thursdays). We are closed on Sundays.
Don't forget to ask the Bookstore personnel about the Friends tote bags we offer that you can purchase. For only $2.50 they have multiple uses.
SLIDE PRESENTATION Tue. Feb. 9, 1 p.m. in the Conference Room on Northern National Parks and Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe. Israel documents at 1:30 p.m.
If you are a member of the Friends, please see the latest issue of the Amigos for information on the Friends Tours. If you are not a member come by the Bookstore and ask about how to sign up.
Please use the Contact Us page of this website to submit any comments or suggestions for improving the website.