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…


2019 Bookstore Holiday Closures

  • President’s Day Monday 2/18/19
  • Cesar Chavez Day, Monday 4/1/19
  • Memorial Day Monday 5/27/19
  • Independence Day Thursday 7/04/19
  • Labor Day Monday 9/02/19
  • Veteran’s Day Monday 11/12/19
  • Thanksgiving Day Thursday 11/28/19
  • Boutique Setup Friday 11/29/19
  • Christmas Eve Tuesday 12/24/19
  • Christmas Day Wednesday 12/25/19
  • Day After Christmas Thursday 12/26/19
  • New Year’s Eve Tuesday 12/31/19
  • New Year’s Day Wednesday 01/01/20

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

2019 Bookstore half-price sale dates


January 19

April 20

July 20

October 19


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