Please join us for our upcoming one-day book sale.

We have a huge selection of gently used books from all genres available: Kids, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Readers, Adult Fiction, Adult Non Fiction, Classics, Easton Press Collection Leather Bound Books, Coffee Table Books and More! Adult Hardcover $5. Adult Paperback and Kids Books are $4 each or 3/$10. Coffee Table, Leather Bound and Vintage priced individually. All proceeds support the library.

Please email with any questions.

Second Chapter patrons: thank you for your incredible support these past 4 months. We are blown away, yet again, by the enthusiasm our pop-up bookstore has received, and your support has substantially helped fundraising for the University Park Public Library. To everyone who shopped, donated books, and put their time, effort, and love into this bookstore, THANK YOU! We could not have done it without each and every one of you. We’d like to extend a special thanks to the following organizations and local businesses for their support:

Bob Teeter, Madison Investors Realty, Inc., Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLC, Highland Park Housekeeping, David Rubin Photography, Sarkis Oriental Rugs, Kate Ross, Narrative Collection, Kay Wyma, Author and Speaker, NCL Highlander, and YMSL Highlander.

While we will be closing our doors for the third time, we are committed to continuing to explore ways to bring back a form of Second Chapter in the future. We continue to sell books in our Book Nook Sales Corner at the Library and appreciate your gently used book donations year round in the lobby at the Peek Service Center (4420 Worcola) on weekdays during business hours.

If you are interested in continuing to support the University Park Public Library through service and fundraising, we would love to have you as a Member of the Friends! Since the Library opened in the Plaza at Preston Center in 2013, the Friends of the University Park Public Library has raised over $2,500,000 to provide high-quality materials, services, technology, and programs.

Though Second Chapter Bookstore has “popped down” for the year, we do have some volunteer opportunities available from March-October 2023. Please complete this survey if you’d like to be added to our contact list for these upcoming volunteer opportunities.

For our latest offerings and to see what is going on at Second Chapter, please follow us on Instagram @FriendsofUPPL .

Thank You for Supporting Us

Bob Teeter with Madison Investors Realty

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

Smith & Prophete LLC

Highland Park Housekeeping

David Rubin Photography


We'll Take Them

Friends of the UP Library are still accepting used books at the Peek Service Center, 4420 Worcola Street,

8:30 a.m. until 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday. Please have the books in boxes and place on tables provided in the foyer of the building. 

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