Visit the Second Chapter Book Store

open books in a pile with black and white typeface on the pages

 The 2nd Chapter Bookstore is located on the lower level of the Library and is run by the all-volunteer Friends of the Scituate Town Library. Learn more about the Friends of the Scituate Town Library here.

Bookstore hours are as follows:

Monday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Donations can be placed on the cart behind the circuation desk or under the table to the left of the entrance to the bookstore. If you would like to donate more than four boxes of books, please contact the bookstore manager, Suzanne Russell by email at, to arrange a time to drop off the large donation.

The Friends accept the following gently used items: 

  • Hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction
  • All children’s and young adult books
  • DVDs in good working order in their original cases

The Friends of the Library cannot accept the following items:

  • Magazines of any kind
  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries (including foreign language)
  • Reference books
  • Puzzles or games
  • Books with broken spines
  • Books with mold, mildew, or water damage
  • Books which are marked up, underlined, or highlighted
  • Books with ripped pages
  • VHS tapes

The Friends of the Library continue to offer their honor-system book sale tables in the Library's lobby during the Library's open hours. You can find some true gems there, including recent bestsellers! To learn more about the Friends of the Scituate Town Library and the great work that they do supporting the library's programs and museum pass offerings, visit their website.

When you donate to the Friends of the Scituate Town Library you support the Library's summer reading incentive program (for kids, teens and adults), museum passes, craft-to-go kits, and a wide variety of in-person and Zoom programming!

REMEMBER, if you wouldn't purchase it, please do NOT donate it!

Any questions, contact the bookstore manager, Suzanne Russell, at