Friends of the Library to Close Used Bookstore in Gaithersburg
Due to the renovation of Quince Orchard Plaza in Gaithersburg, the used bookstore there operated by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC) will close on April 5. The store operated at this location for nearly five years and was part of the organization’s effort to expand its bookstore operations to the upcounty area. FOLMC currently operates two bookstores in Rockville and Wheaton.
Most items are now marked 50 percent off the sale price. The store has stopped accepting donations, so customers can take their used books to the Wheaton or Rockville locations.
The Wheaton bookstore in the lower level of the Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., was named Best Used Bookstore by the Washington City Paper and the Rockville bookstore, at Randolph Hills Shopping Center (next to Moti’s Market), 4886 Boiling Brook Pkwy., won in the category of Best Used Bookstore in 2014 from the Bethesda Magazine.
Proceeds from the bookstores support library enhancements throughout Montgomery County Public Libraries.
Bookstore customers may also visit their local branch libraries for used book sales throughout the year.