Book Sales

Upcoming Sales

Halls Branch: November 17-18; 10:00-5:00

Bearden Branch: December 1-2; 10:00-5:00

Fountain City Branch: February 3, 10:00-5:00

South Knoxville Branch: February 24, 10:00-5:00

Powell Branch: March 16, 10:00-5:00

Farragut Branch: March 22-23, 10:00-5:00

Karns Branch: April 13, 10:00-5:00

Sequoyah Branch: April 27, 10:00-5:00

Halls Branch: May 3-4, 10:00-5:00

Bearden Branch: May 10-11, 10:00-5:00

Friends @ Rothrock Used Book Shop

Located inside Lawson McGhee Library in downtown Knoxville, the Friends @ Rothrock Used Book Shop is open almost every day year-round. The bookstore is closed when Lawson McGhee is closed and on Saturdays when University of Tennessee home games are scheduled during football season in the fall.


  • Monday–Saturday: 10:30 am–4:30 pm
  • Sunday: 1–4:30 pm

Customers can pay by cash, check, or credit card. Most items, with the exception of specially priced books in the glass cases, are $2 or less.

During November, the shop will feature holiday reads.

Online Bookstore

Visit our online bookstore to shop for special collections, themed book bundles, and grab bags filled with books in your favorite genres.

Order online and pick up at Friends @ Rothrock Used Book Shop. Orders take about a week to prepare. We will contact you when your order is ready to pick up.