Used Book Sales

Friday Preview Book Sales for Member of Friends of The San Pedro Library only. Fridays 2-5 p.m.

Saturdays 11-4 p.m. open to the public.

We also have our own store within the Library which is open Monday-Saturday from 1-5 p.m.

You may join the Friends Group at any of the Book Sales or contact the Branch Librarian.

Donations accepted during book store and book sale hours.

2015 Book Sale dates:

Fri. Jan. 2Sat. Jan. 3
Fri. Feb. 6Sat. Feb. 7
Fri. Mar. 6Sat. Mar. 7
Fri. May. 1Sat. May. 2
Fri. Jun. 5Sat. Jun. 6
Fri. Jul. 10Sat. Jul. 11
Fri. Jul. 31Sat. Aug. 1
Fri. Sep. 4Sat. Sep. 5
Fri. Oct. 2Sat. Oct. 3
Fri. Nov. 6Sat. Nov. 7
Fri. Dec. 4Sat. Dec. 5

Contact Us at

Library Tel: 310-548-7779
931 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731

Book Review Archive

May 2013

April 2013

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

Feb/Mar 2012

January 2012

December 2011

September 2011

Newsletter Archive

Spring 2015 Newsletter
Lisa See returns ...

Winter 2015 Newsletter
LA Times comes to Pedro ...

Fall 2014 Newsflyer
Reserve your seat ...

Summer 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...

Spring 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...

Winter 2014
Freida Lee Mock's "G-Dog" ...

Download Friends of San Pedro Library Newsletter and read about our upcoming events and much more. For questions about our newsletter email us at:

New Books for June and July 2013

We are currently working on a new method of purchasing books for the library. This page will be updated as soon as we have a system in place. Thank you for your patience.

The following were purchased by Friends of San Pedro Library for your enjoyment. Click on a title to read a book review. Some books may have an podcast or Wikipedia entry instead of a review. We've tried to include as many different sources, but the opinions expresses by these sources do not reflect the opinions of Friends of San Pedro Library or LAPL. Since reviews are written at the time of their book publication, some reviews may be a few years old. For authors, go to the LAPL database Biography Resource Center (Gale). There will be a new list of books at the beginning of each month. It takes a few weeks for the library to process the books before they are placed on the Friends of San Pedro Library Book Shelf next to the circulation desk.

McTeague Frank Norris
Three Plays Eugene O'Neil
Holographic Universe Michael Talbot
Neria A.S. Johnson
Some Girls Jillia Lauren
Poems to Learn by Heart Caroline Kennedy
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Helen Simonson
Last Night in Twisted River John Irving
Snow White Must Die Nele Neuhaus
The Doctor of Thessaly Anne Zouroudi
Why Priests? Garry Wills
The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan (interview)     Jonathan Kirsh
In the Kingdom of Men Kim Barnes
The Walking Laleh Khadivi
Andalucian Friend Alexander Söderberg
The House Girl Tara Conklin
The Demonologist Andrew Pyper
Benediction Kent Haruf
Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell
Salt Sugar Fat Michael Moss
Fallen Karin Slaughter
The Receptionist Janet Groth
Country Girl Edna O'Brien
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls David Sedaris
The Woman Upstairs Claire Messud
Dead Ever After Charlaine Harris
Silken Prey John Sandford
Happy, Happy, Happy Phil Robertson
A Drink Before the War Dennis Lehane
Darkness Take My Hand Dennis Lehane
Sacred Dennis Lehane
Prayers for Rain Dennis Lehane
Life After Life Kate Atkinson
Control Glenn Beck
The One Thing G. Keller, J. Papasan
It's All Good Gwyneth Paltrow
Robert B. Parker's Wonderland Ace Atkins
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
The Burgess Boys Elizabeth Strout
The Harbinger Jonathan Cahn
America the Beautiful Ben Carson
Cooked Michael Pollan
A Man Without Breath Philip Kerr
All That Is James Salter
Benediction Kent Haruf
New California Writing: 2011 New California Writing: 2011
Payback: The Case for Revenge Thane Rosenbaum
In the City of Bikes Pete Jordan
Seven Men Eric Metaxas
And the Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini
Bunker Hill Nathaniel Philbrick
Silver Star Jeanette Walls
The Engagements J. Courtney Sullivan
You Are One of Them Elliot Holt
Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger
Last Friends Jane Gardam
The Imposter Bride Nancy Richler
Escape from Camp 14 Blaine Harden
The Storyteller Jodi Picoult
The Girls of Atomic City Denise Kiernan
Delicate Truth John le Carré
The Paris Wife Paula McLain
Bad Monkey Carl Hiassen
Second Honeymoon Joanne Trollope
Kill Room Jeffry Deaver
Joyland Stephen King
The Heist Janet Evanovich
The Eye of God James Rollins
The Eye of Moloch Glenn Beck
American Gun Chris Kyle
The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown

Recommendations Requested

Got a good book to recommend or want to read books not available (hard to believe) at our library? Then email us. Please state: "Subject: Book recommendations for Friends of San Pedro Library". We'll submit the titles to the Book Buying committee for future purchases.

Be a Friend! Join Today

Print and fill out a membership application. Download Membership Application Form

Get updates on