Welcome to the Friends of CML Book Shop
Located inside Clark Memorial Library and open during regular library hours.
The Book Shop in Clark Memorial Library (CML), Clarkdale’s only bookstore, represents a true partnership of the community, the library and the Friends of CML. Volunteers refresh the collection of books displayed on the custom shelves that were constructed by volunteers David Perrell and Frank Lombardo when the space for the Book Shop was first made available to the Friends of CML by Yavapai County Free Library District after CML was reopened October 19, 2017.
Volunteers Carol Cain and Therese Hearn stocked these shelves with many categories of fiction and nonfiction books—around a thousand titles in all. Thanks to the generosity of library lovers throughout the Verde Valley, Friends of CML sells books to help support the operations of CML.
Finding what you’re looking for…
Fiction and other literary genres are on the south (left) wall. (Fiction is shelved alphabetically by author.)
Children’s and Young Adult literature (fiction and non-fiction) are under the west window.
Non-Fiction is on the north (right) wall.
(Non-fiction is shelved by category as best we can manage, then by author.)
Paperbacks and various arts and skills are displayed on the center island.
Cookbooks & household management, are on the east wall (to the right of the doorway).
Books sold are replaced frequently to give patrons more access to the vast quantity in storage. If you see your genre, but not the specific title or sub-category you want, please leave us a note with the Library Coordinator or email us at Info@friendsofcml.org.
Friends of CML wants you to find the books you want because your purchases help fund new library material acquisitions and library programs.
Have books to donate? Please note…
The Yavapai County Free Library District’s Network offers some 1.3 million titles, and all new acquisitions to its collection must be cataloged, which is a labor-intensive activity. The Network’s criteria for accepting donated materials are quite stringent. Most donations will go to the Friends of CML Book Shop or will be stored for sale in the future. Because the Friends of CML Book Shop is quite small and our storage unit is often overflowing with donated books, please ask the Library Coordinator if Friends of CML is accepting book donations or feel free to email us at Info@friendsofcml.org to find out if we have room for displaying or storing new donations.
Some genres are over-represented by like-new copies of name authors (especially mysteries and romance novels), and we’re too well supplied in some non-fiction categories (especially cookbooks, health & fitness, and self-improvement). If they don’t sell and can’t be passed on to other charitable outlets, such donations will ultimately have to be discarded.
The more books you buy to enjoy yourself, share with family and friends, or give as gifts, the more support can be provided to CML. Proceeds from the Friends of CML Book Shop go to supporting CML’s ongoing operations and acquisitions.