Just Between Friends Shop

Items for sale include:

  • NEW Children’s Books
  • Note Cards and other gift items
  • Movies
  • Music CDs
  • Paperback Books

Customers may pay the Shop Cashier during the Shop hours shown below or at the Circulation Desk when the Shop is closed.
Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Due to volunteer needs and space limitations, the Friends of the Lewes Public Library are accepting only 10 books per person. Please do NOT drop off any donations of books or other items outside the library. Please see the Book Donation Policy below.

Support the Library by joining the Friends today.

2023 Calendar of Book Sales:

Holiday Sale with NEW Children’s Books and Gift Items
Friday, December 8 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 9 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

2024 Calendar of Book Sales:

Mystery Book Sale
Friday, January 19 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 20 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Biography & Rare Book Sale
Friday, April 19 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 20 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Beach Reads Book Sale
Friday, May 31 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, June 1 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

History & Rare Book Sale
Friday, September 20 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, September 21 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Holiday Sale
Friday, December 13 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 14 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

All book sales are free and open to the public. Proceeds of the book sales benefit the Friends, a separate 501c(3) affiliate of contributing members who support the Lewes Public Library. Proceeds are used for book and media purchases, library programming, special projects, and other Library needs.

The Just Between Friends Shop in the Library is filled with treasures for readers, writers, and gift-givers. In addition to a large selection of gently used books, videos, CDs and DVDs, Just Between Friends offers literary-themed products, books pertaining to Lewes and the surrounding area, and unique greeting cards. All items are sold at bargain prices and we accept cash, check, and major credit cards.

Just Between Friends is located at the entrance of the Library. Shop hours are:

  • Monday through Friday – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday – 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

If the Library is closed in observance of a holiday or due to bad weather, then the Shop is closed.

Shop Volunteers

The Friends rely on volunteers to run and manage the Shop. Volunteers serve as Cashiers, Customer Service representatives, Shop Leaders, and Book Sorters. For more information about volunteering in the Shop, click here.

Items for sale in the Just Between Friends Shop include:

Featured Rare & Collectible Books For Sale



Book Donations

Due to volunteer needs and space limitations, the Friends of the Lewes Public Library will accept 10 books per person. Please do NOT drop off any donations of books or other items outside the library.

Please see the Book Donation Policy below.

Book Donation Policy

The Friends of the Lewes Public Library accepts gently used books, DVDs, and CDs to benefit the Library. Please see our acceptance guidelines below. Some of these donations are incorporated into the Library’s collection, while others are sold in the Friends’ book sale or in the Friends’ shop, Just Between Friends. Proceeds from the sales help pay for 100% of the books added to the Library’s collection, as well as many of the free programs offered.

Book donations are accepted at the Just Between Friends Shop from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. When the Shop is closed, please check with the Library Circulation Desk for instructions.

Due to space limitations in the Library storage areas, we are no longer able to accept more 10 individual books from one person at any given time. Anyone wishing to donate items may bring in individual books or small bags of up to 10 books. We are NOT accepting boxes of books until further notice.

We accept the following books and monographs:

  • antiquarian, rare and collectible books (ex: special collections)
  • children’s books
  • college textbooks (published within past 10 years)
  • foreign language books (in Western script)
  • hardcover fiction and nonfiction
  • mass market paperbacks

We accept the following other media:

  • CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs
  • books on CD
  • video games
  • playaways

NOTE: Only send complete disc sets with original case art and unlock any media prior to shipping.


We DO NOT accept:

  • any items that do not meet the Condition Requirements listed below
  • activity books and workbooks (ex: coloring books)
  • annuals and yearbooks
  • audio cassettes, VHS tapes, LP records, or computer software
  • books published by magazines (ex: Reader’s Digest Condensed and Time-Life Books)
  • Britannica and World Books encyclopedia
  • dated reference material (over 5 years old)
  • free copies, examination copies, or Advanced Reading Copies
  • journals and periodicals (ex: Literary Criticisms)
  • non-Western script books
  • tax and government documents or forms

NOTE: Condition Requirements
Books must be free of mildew, mold, and dirt. They should not exhibit excessive spine damage, have missing pages, or be missing their covers. Books cannot have water damage.
Please leave any library treatments intact. No part of the book’s pages should be removed with scissors or razor blades.
For media, sets must be complete and cannot be missing the original case art.