Book Boutique & Café

*Our Book Boutique & Café are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic* 

Book Boutique

During normal operating times, visit our Book Boutique to pick up gently used books, magazines, DVDs and more! You're sure to find some hidden gems and popular titles for a great deal. You can also buy our BPL merchandise here to support your library and show your library love. Each purchase helps support our programs and services.

Price List

  • Paperbacks & Softcover: $1.00
  • Hard Cover Books: $2.00
  • Books for Children: $0.50
  • Magazines: $0.25
  • Audiobooks: $3.00
  • DVDs & CDs: $1.00
  • Blu-Ray: $2.00 

Café

Our Café is stocked with beverages and snacks, including coffee and tea, water and pop, granola bars, muffins and more. 

Beverages 

  • Hot - Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, apple cider,
  • Cold - Bottled water, pop, juice

Snacks

  • Baked goods - muffins, butter tarts, cookies, brownies, Danish etc.
  • Savory treats – trail mix, chips, crackers and cheese
  • Sweet treats – chocolate bars, gum, hard and soft candy
  • Healthy options – apples, granola bars, protein bars, cup-a-soup
  • Kid friendly – applesauce, goldfish crackers, fruit strips

Book Donations

*We are currently not accepting donated items due to the COVID-19 pandemic* 

During normal operating times, we are happy to accept book donations that meet our guidelines listed below! 

We can accept up to 3 boxes of books at a time at either location. Please examine each book to make sure it meets our donation guidelines; by only donating materials that we can accept, you are saving us the precious time and resources required to handle and dispose of unusable material. 

If you have potential donations that fall outside of the guidelines (including donations in languages other than English), please contact our Volunteer office at 705-728-1010 x 2266. 

Downtown donations: Please drop your materials to staff at our delivery door located at the rear of the building off of McDonald Street. As we are tight on space, the Café volunteers will not accept donations at the counter.

Donation Guidelines

Items we can accept

During normal operating times, we are happy to accept the following items in excellent condition:

  • classic titles, older best sellers and popular fiction of enduring interest
  • local materials about Barrie and Central Ontario
  • books that have been published or purchased within the past 5 years
  • popular, current paperbacks
  • CDs, DVDs and Audiobooks
  • textbooks published within the past 10 years
  • magazines

Items we cannot accept

We are unable to accept the following items:

  • materials that are worn, torn, underlined, highlighted, dusty, dirty, mouldy or in otherwise poor condition
  • encyclopedias, outdated computer books and manuals, Reader’s Digest condensed books, colouring books, workbooks, blank page journals
  • records, cassette or VHS tapes

What can I do with materials the library cannot accept?

Recycle! Reuse! Most thrift stores accept books and other materials as donations, or you may decide to recycle your books or magazines. Please note that the City of Barrie requires you to remove the cover of any hard cover book before placing it in your recycling bin.