Important Update

Book Store Temporarily Closed

Due to COVID19 mitigation strategies our bookstore is temporarily closed until further notice. We are unable to accept any book/material donations until we reopen.  
Please DO NOT make any donation drop offs at the Solana Beach Library premises.
Any books/material left on the premises will be left unattended.

Thank you for your understanding. #STAYSAFE

Yes, we have a book store!

Title Wave BookStore

Through our wonderful volunteers we are able to operate the Friends of the Solana Beach Library “Title Wave Bookstore”. We are primarily a used bookstore, stocking a small, but carefully chosen selections of contemporary fiction, classics and nonfiction books, among others. We also have an array of gently used Children's picture books, and beginner readers through young adult books at very reasonable prices. In addition, the store carries a variety of greeting cards and current assorted magazines.

  • Find an electic selection of Gently Used Books
  • Become a Member to receive yearly discounts
  • Proceeds benefit Solana Beach Library and Community
Title Wave Book Store

Location

The Title Wave Bookstore is located inside the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, CA

We are generally open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Book Donation Information


Donate your books and media to Friends!  Give your items a 2nd home and support a great cause. Proceeds from our Bookstore and our book sales support the Library. Each year we receive thousands of donated books, which we in turn resell to the public through the Friends’ Title Wave Bookstore.  Your donation is tax-deductible and helps to provide critical support to the Solana Beach Library and Friends’ community programs.

The Bookstore accepts donations of clean, new and gently used hardcover and softcover books, books on CDs, music CDs, and DVDs. Donations may be dropped off at the Title Wave Bookstore. Due to storage constraints, email ahead for any donations over four boxes or bags so we can make arrangements to store your donation, info@friendsofsolanabeachlibrary.org

KNOW THAT YOU HELP JUST BY DONATING YOUR BOOKS OR MEDIA


One way we raise money is through book donations! Your generous donations of new or gently used books, DVDs, videos and CDs are gratefully accepted. You may bring your donations directly to our bookstore located inside the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, CA.

WHAT DONATIONS DO WE ACCEPT?


In addition to books, we accept donations of media and assorted printed material, including:
  • Children’s books
  • Audio CDs
  • LPs
  • Books on CD
  • DVDs, Blu-ray discs
  • Text books
  • Graphic Novels-Comic Books. (Individual copies or box lots.)
  • Recently dated Magazines (within 3 months of current date)
  • Travel Guides within four years of current date


WHAT DONATIONS WE DO NOT ACCEPT?


  • Books that are damp or moldy
  • General encyclopedias (World Book, Britannica, etc.)
  • Legal statutes and casebooks
  • Loose CDs, DVDs, etc. without their cases
  • Home-recorded (aka burned) CDs, DVDs, etc.
  • VHS tapes

We love all donations, however, due to limited space we are only able to take donations of books up to 4 boxes (printing paper type) or less. If you have more boxes to donate just let the docent know so that they may coordinate how best to donate your additional books with the bookstore manager. Please note that the Solana Beach Library and our Bookstore are closed during the follow holidays: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day & day-after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY BOOKS WHEN I DONATE THEM?


Donated books are sold to the public through; our “Title Wave Bookstore, located inside the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave; on-line sales; and through bookseller agreements. All profits benefit the Solana Beach library. We also donate books to other non-profit organizations.

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Our Mission

The Mission of the Friends is to aid and support the Solana Beach branch of the San Diego County Library.

  • To maintain a membership of persons interested in the Library
  • To focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs
  • To enhance the Library’s resources by receiving contributions
  • To make donations to the Library in order to encourage literacy, the love of reading, and lifelong learning
  • Increase the community’s access to information and knowledge
  • Provide a diverse cultural gathering place