Skidompha Library - Director's Message

This note was recently published in Skidompha’s weekly e-newsletter.

Dear readers,

Many readers of this newsletter are well acquainted with Skidompha’s Secondhand Book Shop. It’s a mainstay in our community, and a great resource for scholars, readers, and book collectors alike. 

Our book shop was founded in 1968 as the brainchild of Mary Wallace Smith, a longtime volunteer with Skidompha Library. The book shop has gone through several iterations and locations, starting first in the carriage house of the old Skidompha Library Building at 170 Main, moving over to Elm Street, and our most recent move in 2017 to Backstreet Landing. We continue to be patronized by visitors and locals alike, who seek “good books for a great cause.”

Over time, our shop has grown into a significant source of funding for the library. One hundred percent of the money you spend at the Book Shop supports Skidompha Library to bring you the programming you love.

If you haven’t visited lately, please consider paying us a visit. The shop is located at 17 Backstreet Landing (behind the Elm Street Plaza building) and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We have rotating sales, a friendly, all-volunteer staff, and hot coffee. 

Thank you for your enduring support, and we hope to see you at the Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop soon. 

Take care,

Matthew Graff

Executive Director

Skidompha Library