FOPLA bookstores

Looking for a great book? Our used books are some of the most reasonably priced in Ottawa, meaning you can indulge your love of reading over and over again at one of our many locations.

Feel good knowing your purchase helps to directly support the Ottawa Public Library, as we raise more than $350,000 every year through the sale of used books in our volunteer-run locations across the city. We receive new donations throughout the week, so visit often for the best finds.

Want more options? You can also explore our self-serve shelves, visit our monthly Mammoth Sale, or make an appointment to browse the stacks at our Distribution Facility.

The Friends’ Bookshop

Main Library

120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa ON K1P 5M2
(613) 580-2940 (InfoService)

Open during all opening hours of the Main Branch

Manned by volunteers:

Mon to Fri: 10:30 – 14:00
10:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 17:00

Self-serve during all other hours.

The Bookworm

Cumberland Branch

1599 Tenth Line Road, Orléans ON K1E 3E8
(613) 580-2424 x39896

Mon to Fri: 10:30 – 14:30
Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00

Closed on any Saturday of a long weekend
(as well as the holiday)

Second Editions

Nepean Centrepointe Branch

101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean ON K2G 0B5
(613) 580-2424 x41491

Mon to Sat: 10:00 – 15:00

By the Book

Greenboro Branch

363 Lorry Greenberg Drive, Ottawa ON K1T 3P8
(613) 580-2424 x32626

Mon to Sat: 10:00 – 16:00


Beaverbrook Branch

2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata ON K2K 2W3
(613) 580-2400 x17349

Mon to Thu: 10:00 – 20:00
Fri: 10:00 – 17:30
Sat: 10:00 – 16:00