Bookstore Hours

Tuesday:  Noon  - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Dear ALFA Members and Friends,


The bookstore shelves are filled with new books received from recent donations.  We've expanded some of the collections of your favorite mystery authors like: Baldacci, Clancy, Patterson and Woods.  We've also added some new genres like anthropology, archeology, geology and military with an entire shelf on the Civil War.


The children's area has been updated and there is something for every age group.


Not just books - there are two large boxes of sheet music for piano, organ, and guitar!


Donations - we are accepting book, DVD and CD donations during our regular business hours.  For now the limit is one box or two grocery bags at any one time - Thank you.


We appreciate all your donations to help make this re-opening worth the wait. 


We are anxious to see all our old friends and meet some new ones.


Stay safe and well,

Alpine Library Friends Association



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:  April 25, 2022


Contact Us

Alpine Library Friends Association (ALFA)


1752 Alpine BLVD

Alpine, CA 91901


Mailing Address

PO Box 13

Alpine, CA 91903-0013



(619) 722-1277



ALFA Bookstore Hours


Monday:  Closed


Tuesday:  Noon  - 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday - Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Sunday:  Closed



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