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. 2||Sat. Jan. 3|
|Fri. Feb. 6||Sat. Feb. 7|
|Fri. Mar. 6||Sat. Mar. 7|
|Fri. May. 1||Sat. May. 2|
|Fri. Jun. 5||Sat. Jun. 6|
|Fri. Jul. 10||Sat. Jul. 11|
|Fri. Jul. 31||Sat. Aug. 1|
|Fri. Sep. 4||Sat. Sep. 5|
|Fri. Oct. 2||Sat. Oct. 3|
|Fri. Nov. 6||Sat. Nov. 7|
|Fri. Dec. 4||Sat. Dec. 5|
Contact Us at
Library Tel: 310-548-7779
931 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Fall 2014 Newsflyer
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Summer 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...
Spring 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...
Freida Lee Mock's "G-Dog" ...
San Pedro's "Dance Lady" waltzes ...
San Pedro Library's 125th Anniversary ...
Poets, Poets, We Have Poets! ...
San Pedro Friends Welcome Patt Morrison ...
Councilman Joe Buscaino ...
Important Announcement: The San Pedro Library will be closed from March 9th through April 17 while the electrical system is upgraded. The April Used Book Sale has been canceled. All holds, unless specified otherwise by the patron, will automatically be sent to Harbor Gateway Branch Library. Their address is 24000 S. Western, Harbor City 90710, phone: (310) 534-9520, and fax: (310) 534-9532. The Wilmington Branch Library is close. Their address is 1300 N. Avalon Boulevard, Wilmington 90744, phone: (310) 834-1082, and fax number: (310) 548-7418. Both branch hours of operation is Mon: 10-8, Tue: 12-8, Wed: 10-8, Thu: 12-8, Fri: 9:30-5:30 Sat: 9:30-5:30, and closed on Sundays.
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.
|Three Plays||Eugene O'Neil|
|Holographic Universe||Michael Talbot|
|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|
|Lone Survivor||Marcus Luttrell|
|Salt Sugar Fat||Michael Moss|
|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|
|Prayers for Rain||Dennis Lehane|
|Life After Life||Kate Atkinson|
|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|
|A Man Without Breath||Philip Kerr|
|All That Is||James Salter|
|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|
|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|
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.
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