Worcester Free Public Library

The Library Bookstore


Food for Thought Bookstore and Cafe
508-799-1686

Bookstore Hours:
Monday, Thursday through Saturday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday,
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday.

Note: Café opens at 9:00 a.m. and generally closes at the same time as the bookstore.

Our Food for Thought Bookstore and Cafe, is located on the first floor of the Main Library. The store sells high quality used books and other media, book-related gifts, office supplies, and Worcester-related items. The café offers a selection of delicacies including muffins, sandwiches and cookies catered by Eric’s LaPatisserie, as well as coffee, tea and delicious all-fruit smoothies provided by Good as Gold Coffee, in a charming seating area.

Food for Thought Bookstore and Café is operated by The Friends of the Worcester Public Library. All profits from the store, and the majority of profits from the café, support programs at the Main Library and its branches. Friends of the Worcester Public Library get 10% off purchases in the store.

The Friends depend entirely on volunteers to staff the bookstore and café. In order to expand our hours, we are currently seeking additional volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at Food for Thought Bookstore and Café, please stop by the store or contact the volunteer office at (508) 799-1675. Volunteers receive a 25% discount on used books.

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