Our Bookstores

The BEST bookstore in Diamond Bar! Now, two locations.

**Special Announcement**

Basically Books is having a special end of year BOGO sale! From now until December 31st, 2020 show this coupon to buy one book, get one free.

Up to 3 free books per transaction, per day (free book must be of equal or lesser valueExcludes multiple book sets.

Starting November 2020, the Golden Springs bookstore will be open additional hours, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 AM to 4 PM (dependent on volunteer availability). Since we cannot guarantee the bookstore will be open during posted hours, you are welcome to call ahead before coming. If you would like to volunteer to help keep the bookstore open, please contact manager Mary Hackett-see below for more information.

We are extremely happy and excited to announce that our bookstore at 23447 Golden Springs Road reopened on Thursday, October 1st.

Bookstore manager Mary Hackett and her team spent many hours sanitizing, cleaning and re-organizing the store so that it meets the COVID health code requirements of Los Angeles County and the state of California. Mary and her volunteer staff are looking forward to welcoming back customers to the best used bookstore in the San Gabriel Valley!

Customers will be required to wear face masks to enter the store, and will be given disposable latex gloves to wear as they examine books for purchase. Also, admittance to the store will be monitored by the staff so that only a certain number of customers will be inside at any one time. Thank you for your understanding of these measures; they will ensure that we are in compliance with current health regulations and will enable all our customers to have a worry-free shopping experience.

Meanwhile, the Friends of the Library’s other BasicallyBOOKS book store, the one located inside the Diamond Bar Library (aka BB4), is not scheduled for reopening at this time. That store cannot open until the Los Angeles County Library System is able to open the Diamond Bar Library for public use. Until that happens, please patronize our BB3 store on Golden Springs!

And, Mary is looking for new volunteers to staff the store(s). If you like books and like helping people, and are interested in volunteering at either or both locations, please contact Mary at (909) 702-1095 or at BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com.

Basically BOOKS, the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library’s two non-profit bookstores, are friendly places serving the community as a resource for school, work and pleasure reading at exceptionally low prices.

Thanks to our generous donors, we have hundreds of high quality used books and media for sale. Stop by for great deals on books in all categories, including cooking, fiction, classics, reference, children’s and foreign language such as Chinese and Korean. We also have CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks available as well. The selection changes constantly as new donations are received – so drop by often!

Besides our regular store hours we have monthly buck-a-bag sidewalk sales full of great bargains that are held on the third Saturday of each month. However, sidewalk sales are currently on pause.

Basically Books is staffed by volunteers and proceeds from the bookstores benefit the Diamond Bar Library. Gift certificates are available and make great birthday or special occasion gifts.

Bookstore manager Mary Hackett is looking for people who enjoy books and are able to volunteer a few hours per week for this worthy cause. It’s also a great way to meet new friends and to serve our community. If you are interested, or have any questions about Basically Books, please contact Mary directly at BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com or call 909-702-1095.

Thank you!

Mary Hackett
Bookstore Manager

All our store merchandise is donated by the surrounding community. Tax deductible donations are greatly appreciated. (However, we cannot accept encyclopedia sets, magazines, VHS tapes, or water damaged, bug-infested, and moldy books.) Please drop off donations during store hours.

We welcome browsers and buyers, and also those just looking for a quiet, welcoming environment in which to meet friends and neighbors.

Basically Books
23447 Golden Springs Dr.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(909) 396-9954

Basically Books
21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(909) 612-0276

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Mailing address:
23535 Palomino Drive, #232
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

www.dblibraryfriends.org

Tax ID #95-4611640

 

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