The Friends of the Santa Monica Library Bookstore is a volunteer-operated bookstore that sells inexpensive used books and magazines once housed in the library itself or donated to the store. Proceeds go into the library's fund and are used to purchase more materials for the actual library's inventory. It houses a great selection of both hardcover and paperback books. Hours are listed, but call ahead as they are contingent upon the volunteer staff. To enter the store, go inside the library and exit the back way into the courtyard.