The Net Shed Used Book Store
Since 1994, the Friends of Meaford Library have operated the volunteer-run used book store in the century-old Net Shed, generously loaned to us by the McKay family. The lovely old wooden building, with its sizeable lawn, is located at the corner of Bayfield & Collingwood streets opposite the Museum.
We have chairs, & welcome you to sit & read beneath our huge shady tree.
Lots of parking, too.
Thousands of gently-read books are sold here, for the benefit of our town’s excellent public library. The Shed’s overhead is very low, so virtually every penny goes to the library, to be used as they see fit. Our books are unpriced – payment is by donation, whatever you care to give. We accept cash and all cards, either credit or debit.
Victoria Day through to Thanksgiving
Saturday and Sunday 10 – 4
Friday 1 – 4 in July and August (under review – stay tuned)
Holiday Mondays 10 – 4
2021 – see home page
Due to COvid-19 concerns, books for drop off will only be accepted on Sunday afternoons between 2 and 4 pm.
Thank you for considering donating books. All stock comes to us through such donations. We especially welcome donations of children’s books. We also accept CDs and DVDs.
What do we accept? In brief:
Top condition & fairly recent. We can’t accept everything as some simply do not sell. Our refusal list is the same as used-book stores the world over. Please pre-sort, we have limited volunteer-hours to sort unsellable books.
We cannot accept:
- textbooks and encyclopedias
- computer manuals or software
- music cassettes, books on cassette
- VCR video tapes
- vinyl records
- magazines (including National Geographic) or Readers Digest magazines or condensed books
- items worn, torn or moldy.
Please limit donations to no more than 5 boxes at a time – we are small and don’t have room for 20 boxes brought in all at once.
Thank you for your understanding.
Questions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org