Bottom Shelf Bookstore

Offering gently used books at greatly reduced prices!

The Bottom Shelf opened its doors in 1987 on the lower lever of the “old” library and we are delighted to welcome you to our new, larger and brighter, facility.  For over 24 years the Friends’ bookstore has provided quality reading and research materials to the Fallbrook/Bonsall and surrounding community.

Come shop with us!

What you will find…

  • Hardcover and paperback:  Novels, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Westerns, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Biography, History, War & Military, Home & Garden, Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Inspiration/religion, Education (primary thru college), Health/Welfare/Families, Sports/Games/Hobbies, Travel, Politics & Social Commentary, Business &  Technology
Special Sections:
  • The Arts:  Fine art, Drama, Dance, Film, Photography, Poetry, Shakespeare, Poetry
  • Children’s books, Teen/Young adult fiction
  • Classics & Collectibles (1st editions, Signed by author)
And more…

2017 Bottom Shelf Sales Events

Half-price sale days will be held quarterly in 2017. All merchandise will be half off the marked price. We have an excellent selection of hard- and soft-cover fiction, biographies, history, cookbooks, classics and collectibles, children’s books, health, arts and crafts, travel, CDs/DVDs, books on tape, educational materials, and more. And, you might want to pay particular attention to the unique offerings displayed on the top of the shelving: These items have been researched online and priced well below our competitors’ prices. All proceeds benefit ongoing library programs. Half-price sale days are scheduled as follows in 2017:

January 21              April 15                July 15               October 21

Buyers & Browsers welcome!

Your purchases support

  • Library summer reading program
  • Special collection purchases
  • Friends-sponsored events
    • Monthly music series
    • Annual Community Read
    • Art exhibits
    • Author appearances


Children's Area

124 S. Mission

Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 451-9606


10am – 4pm

Everyday low prices…

Starting at 10c
Most paperbacks – 25c
Most hardcover – $1 or less


Book requests
Customer e-mail (advance notices)
10% discount to Friends members


Minimum one 3 hour shift per month
(sales, sorting/pricing, stocking shelves)Training providedNew volunteers welcome (Minimum age – 18)

Print out an Application form by clicking on the button below or,
pick up one in store