A Chat with Friends of the New Orleans Public Library
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our used book sales are simply a great place. We are a veritable treasure trove for the avid reader. We stock current as well as older favorites; attempt to be neat and orderly, and shelving our offerings by type. The books are in good condition and the prices can’t be beat.
Of the products you sell, which are your favorites?
We specialize in local and regional out of print books, local art, and contemporary fiction. Friends also has an awesome children's section curated by real live teachers!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Since 1957, the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library has been financially supporting NOPL programs, purchasing supplies, awarding scholarships, and providing grants directly to each library branch. We don't give funds to Irvin Mayfield.
What do you love most about your job?
Libraries aren’t just about books; they are about community and about sharing knowledge on a very local level. We are proud to support this vital resource in New Orleans.