We are re-popping Second Chapter Bookstore and wanted you to be the first to know! Watch for more details coming soon. In the meantime, we need YOUR books to make our pop up a success!

Thank you for your support of the Friends of the University Park Public Library AND Second Chapter Bookstore.


Peek Service Center,
4420 Worcola Street

M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

For additional donation information please email


We'll Take Them

Friends of the UP Library are accepting used books at the Peek Service Center, 4420 Worcola Street,

8:30 a.m. until 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday. Please have the books in boxes and place on tables provided in the foyer of the building.  Thank you

Want to Help us by Volunteering?

From time to time, there will be opportunities to sort books categorically as donations are received. If you have interest in working in this capacity, please reach out to to see what the current needs are for book sorting.

Our History

The Friends of the University Park Public Library ran a Pop-Up bookstore in Snider Plaza, called Second Chapter, for six months ending in February of 2021. We want to thank the City's residents for the incredible support we received for this "quarantine project". To everyone who shopped, donated books and volunteered their time or talents to Second Chapter, THANK YOU! It was truly a community effort.

We are please to report, we sold approximately 10k books and generated over $25k in sales that will ultimately benefit our local library. We enjoyed seeing many of your faces as you visited the store and hope you consider becoming our "Friend" more officially by joining the Friends of the UP Public Library.

While we are now popped down, the Friends of the UP Public Library is exploring alternative avenues to keep Second Chapter alive in the future, albeit in a different form.


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