Dear ALFA Members and Friends,


We wish to Thank You for your tremendous response to the Book Donation days for the Bookstore.  You donated a mountain of books. They are now in storage for their quarantine period.  The Bookstore Volunteers have been sorting the vast number of books....when we are able to open the Bookstore, there will be many new books to fill the shelves.


We will notify you about when and how the store will open.


Stay safe and well, Debby 





We received direction from the County Library Director that all Volunteers working at the Library may no longer continue working. 


The discontinuance of work applies to the BOOKSTORE since we are an all-Volunteer staff. 


We will notify you as soon as we know when we will open again.

Please be careful for your health and safety!



Our Bookstore

We have a great selection of books, ancient and modern, for kids, seniors and everyone in between: Novels and biographies, picture books, page turners, and research tomes. In fact, books to suit all tastes!

Our prices can't be beat either, with paperbacks starting at one dollar and hardbacks (some in mint condition) starting at two dollars.

For collectors of rare books, a visit to Alpine may be richly rewarding.

Intimate Book Browsing

Browse among hundreds of books; displayed by subject and alphabetized, you'll find what you're looking for with ease.


Our knowledgeable volunteer staff is always there to help.

Customer Code of Conduct
Please treat our Volunteers just as you would like to be treated.
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Bookstore Half-Price Days

  • ALFA Members enjoy a half-price sale every second Friday & Saturday of the month.
  • All regularly priced books are 1/2 off on the last Friday & Saturday of each month.
Bookstore Prices
See how far your dollar goes!
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Donations to the Bookstore

  • Finished reading your latest book?
  • Watched your last movie on DVD?
  • Tired of that old music CD?

Donate them to the ALFA Bookstore!  All donations are tax deductible.



  • Due to limited storage areas, we are able to accept only one small box or two small grocery bags of items per person per week.
  • Please do not leave donations outside the Bookstore or the Library when the Bookstore is closed.

Items We are Unable to Accept


Because space is limited in the Bookstore, we will be unable to accept
the following items:

  • Books that are worn, missing covers, dirty or smoky
  • Encyclopedias & Magazines
  • Reader's Digest Condensed books
  • Textbooks older than three years
  • Technical Manuals older than three years
       (For example:  computers, cameras, home repair, etc.)
  • The following books must be very recent, within three or four years:
       Finance & Law; True Crime; Health, Diet & Exercise
  • VHS Tapes

Have Questions?

For more information, send your questions to and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.


Books take you places you could not go otherwise
and open the windows of your mind -- READ!




Page Updated:  20 March 2020


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Alpine Library Friends Association (ALFA)


1752 Alpine BLVD

Alpine, CA 91901


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Alpine, CA 91903-0013



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