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Friends of the Library: The Book Nook

Book Nook: Hours and Location Information

Book Nook Hours

  • Thursdays from Noon - 4:00 PM 
  • Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Books by Dr. Boyle and a wide variety of yearbooks are also available for purchase at the circulation desk during regular library hours.


Location & Contents

‚ÄčThe Book Nook, located on the lower floor of the Burke Memorial Library.  The Book Nook is open to the public and has everything from popular fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, biographies, classsics, and coffee table books as well as some audio books and DVDs–all priced to move. 



Book donations are being accepted at the outside Book Nook drop at the back receiving door of Burke Library or at the Circulation Desk of Burke Library.



Voted Best Bookstore by Mobile Bay Monthly readers, the Book Nook is run by the Friends of the Spring Hill College Library and all sale proceeds support the Burke Memorial Library.  

Contact Us

By Facebook page for the Friends of the Spring Hill College Library:

By Facebook page for the Book Nook at Spring Hill College:

By Email:

By Phone:


March Special

Given the coronavirus pandemic, Spring Hill College will begin Spring Break early and extend it to two weeks.  During this time, the campus will undergo deep cleaning and be available primarily to employees.  After these two weeks, employees and students will be online.
To aid with these efforts, the Book Nook will be shut down.  From the staff and volunteers of the Book Nook, all the best and take care of yourselves and your loved ones during these challenging times!

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Book Nook Volunteers

Come visit the Book Nook, and meet our friendly volunteers who give generously of their time and wisdom:

  • Alice Bahr
  • Beverly Brill
  • Betty Britt
  • Ed Dahmer
  • Judy Gibson
  • Mary Francis Hallet
  • Bob Handley
  • Ann Marfice
  • Sharon Peterson
  • Merv White-Spunner


For more than twenty years the Book Nook has provided reading material for charities and nursing homes. Your book donations support not only Burke Library but the following:

  • Good Will Easter Seals
  • Mission of Hope
  • Mitchell Cancer Center
  • Mobile City Metro Jail
  • Mobile Public Library
  • Open Door (Methodist thrift store)
  • Penelope House
  • Providence Hospital Gift Center
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Spring Hill College Immersion Trips
  • St. Mary's