Novel Idea Bookstore at Central

Our used bookstore, brought to you by Friends of the Mesa County Libraries, is located in the west hallway of the Central Library.  They offer a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction for all age groups.


Used Books at Our Branches

  • Clifton, Fruita, and Orchard Mesa have book sale racks managed by Friends of the Library.
  • Palisade has a book sale room managed by the Palisade Auxiliary group.
  • Collbran has a book sale rack managed by Plateau Valley Friends.
  • Gateway has a paperback exchange (no charge).


Book Donations

We do not accept book donations at any library location; all donations will be handled by the Friends of the Library group and must be dropped off at the First Congregational Church across from Grand Junction High School at 1425 N. 5th St.

The Friends of the Library book drop is located on the west side of the building. Look for a green book drop.



Drop off Hours:

Monday through Friday, 10 am – 2 pm.

For questions about book donations, please contact Maggie at 970-201-0868 or 970-243-5940.


Magazine Donations

The Central Library has a magazine exchange on the lower level.  Feel free to drop off unwanted magazines and take as many as you like!  Please take your name and address off magazines (if applicable) before donating, for security reasons.

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