Second Editions Book Store

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue
(901) 415-2836

TUE-SAT: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(10 to 12 People allowed in the store at one time)

The Mid-South’s best used bookstore is now open 6 days a week.  Friends members receive a 10% discount the first week of each month!  

Second Editions, is the place to find gently used books for sale at great bargain prices. Second Editions, is located adjacent to the main lobby of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue.

Only the best of the thousands of donated books end up in Second Editions and have amazingly low prices. The range of books is comparable to library categories, such as hardback and paperback fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasies, romance and more. Our children’s materials, begin with first readers through young adults. There is even a graphic novel section. Non-fiction is equally extensive and includes special sections for Southern authors and books about the South, Pulitzer Prize winning books, History and Religion, Large Print, coffee table beauties, Afro-American materials, cookbooks and many more. We always have a large range of sets of encyclopedias, in wonderful condition and fabulously low prices. We have extensive collections of music on CD and LP, plus audiobooks, and magazines.


Every year, we have 20 to 30 special sales. See special insert on this page for current sale categories at even lower prices!!

Every penny of profit goes back to our Library system. See our Friends of the Library page for more information about how these funds are generated.

Check out Second Editions today and start saving big bucks on a wide range of reading materials to educate and entertain you and your entire family. Consider joining our family as members of Friends and/or volunteering to help in the Store.