BookCellar at Central Library Offers Affordable Treasures for Book Lovers


One of San Antonio’s best kept secrets is the San Antonio Public Library’s BookCellar in the basement of the Central Library, 600 Soledad Street, downtown. Books sold are both new and used. Hardback books are generally $1, paperbacks 50 cents.

Some brand new and recent hardbacks cost $2. Books are in all categories, including children’s, young adults, adult fiction and non-fiction, etc. DVDs and books on CDs are also available. Of interest to readers of Natural Awakenings is the fairly large number of books on health, all in their own section for easy finding. Most were published within the last decade or two.

The BookCellar is open every day from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with hours extended to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. One hour of free covered parking is available at the building’s parking garage. The BookCellar is staffed by volunteers from the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library. For more information call 210-227- 9519 or visit

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