Friends Book Store- Now open.

We are accepting donations for our bookstore. Click here to review the guidelines for donating books. 

Friends of the Lakeside library is a group of volunteers that support many activities and events for the Lakeside library. The Friends of the Library have worked hard to raise funds to meet the needs of the new Lakeside Library.

Lakeside is excited to have a new bookstore in town. It is conveniently located inside the new library at 12428 Woodside Ave., Lakeside, 92040

The community will enjoy all the benefits the bookstore has to offer with hundreds of gently used books and other items for sale at a modest price.

  • Children’s, teens, and adults’ selections
  • Mysteries, science fiction, art, crafts, gardening, biographies, classics
  • History, vintage, music and more
  • Puzzles and special items

Become a member of the Lakeside Friends of the Library to receive any discounts, promotions and specials which are only available to its members. Yearly membership is very affordable, with individual, seniors, and family plans. Sign up now on our website , or pick up an application in the bookstore.

Want to volunteer in the Bookstore? We are currently seeking volunteers to work in the bookstore.  An application with contact information needs to be completed.  You can download the Lakeside Friends volunteer application here. The staff at the Lakeside library will give you a San Diego County application so they can conduct a background check. Please call 619-631-5614 or email us at for more information. This is a great way to give back to our wonderful community of Lakeside, and enjoy helping others with finding the perfect books.

Want to donate gently used books? Donations are accepted Tuesday and Thursday afternoons until 3:30 p.m.  Review our guidelines on how to donate and what type of books .

Have Questions?

For more information, send your questions to or call the Lakeside Friends at 619-631-5614, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Books take you places you could not go otherwise
and open the windows of your mind — READ!

Lakeside Friends of the Library

12428 Woodside Ave. , Lakeside, CA 92040

Phone: 619-631-5614 or

619-219-6709 (answered only during bookstore hours)


2024 Upcoming Events

Mark  your calendars!

Bookstore sales events!

Member's Mondays in May. Lakeside Friends of the library members will receive 50% off books and puzzles on Mondays in May. 


Don't forget to bring your punch card in when shopping at the bookstore. More punches will get you free books!

Follow us on Facebook and  Instagram for all the happenings at the bookstore!

The bookstore is open Monday thru Saturday, 11:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays 12:00 to 4:00p.m. 



2024 Monthly Board Meeting Calendar

You must be a current Lakeside Friends member to attend this meeting.

Lakeside Friends board meetings

Meetings are held at the Lakeside Library in the conference room at 3:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month. 

January 10, 2024

March 13, 2024

April 10, 2024

No meeting in May

June 12, 2024