Friends Book Shop


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The Book Shop offers great deals on books, tapes, puzzles, videos and more!  Collect signed copies, vintage books and record albums, CDs and children’s videos.  Always a bargain, with most prices 50 cents to $1.00 and sale rack open everyday.  A treasure trove for all ages!

Book Shop Hours:

Monday 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am until 2:00 pm



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Book Shop Manager Karen Kyzar

The Book Shop has regularly filled Clearance Sale Shelf at left of the entrance, with Free Magazines green treasure trunk just outside the entrance!


10th Anniversary Special Sale and Presentation Honoring Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Allen was May 15, 2013 in the Friends Book Shop!  

A plaque honoring Mr. Ronald E. Allen and Mrs. Barbara Allen was dedicated by Book Shop Manager Karen Kyzar at 10:00 am, May 15, 2013.  Mr. & Mrs. Allen established the Friends Book Shop in May 2003.  They envisioned the project and worked with then Library Director Dale Foster to set up and start running the book shop.  Barbara was the manager for the first year, after which Karen Kyzar has served as store manager for nine years.

The Allens retired to our area from Kansas and immediately began relationships with the Daphne Public Library.  They each served on the Friends Board; Ron also served as Friends Board President, Library Board member, Library Board Vice Chair, and Library Board Chair.  He then was instrumental in founding the Daphne Library Foundation with the goal of raising future capital funds for the library.

Mrs. Allen passed away in 2011, followed shortly by Mr. Allen in 2012.  Both remained active, alert, and involved throughout their lives.  The Library considers the Allens as ‘Friends’ indeed, of the library organizations and the library staff.

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