Everywhere people travel they know that there’s that one place that’s special. A hidden jewel known only to the locals and a few well-heeled individuals who, just by their stature, gain access to the inner domain. This is the place that the outsiders want to find, so that they can say,
Hidden in the subterranean level of the Agoura Hills City Hall and Library complex is just such a treasure. A used bookstore that’s not only not a secret, but semi-famous, and everyone is welcome.
The Book Cellar is the used bookstore that repeatedly comes up in the “Best Of…” editions of the “LA Weekly.” In 2008 it garnered the “Best Literary Mine” and was named Best Used Book Store in L.A. and Ventura Counties. In 2010 it was “Best Excuse to Buy ‘Crime and Punishment.’ ”
The Book Cellar is a non-profit used bookstore run by volunteers of Friends of the Agoura Hills Library. This is the place where books come to do good deeds with the help of the people who donate them and the people who buy and read them. Funds from The Book Cellar go toward subsidizing those pesky little holes in funding for the Agoura Hills Library. Funds supply magazine subscriptions, periodicals, books, DVD and CD purchases, teen and children’s programs, and replacing and upgrading furniture. Not only that, but books are donated to schools in Los Angeles County and around the world.
Teachers are well known for getting students supplies with money out of their own pockets and they find they can come to The Book Cellar and stock up on children’s book for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere.
So whether you’re looking for a weekend read, a copy of a book you tell a friend they “must read,” or you just want to browse, come join us. When you pick up a book, you’re making a new friend.