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Friends of the Library: The Book Nook

Book Nook: Hours, Location & Contact 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

​The 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.

Contact Information

Reach the Book Nook:


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.  

August Special

Fall into savings with the Book Nook for September - all student purchases are buy one, get one.  As John Howard Bryant reminds us in Indian Summer, "Autumn is the year's last, loveliest smile."
Flash specials will be available on the chalkboard in the Book Nook.  Come by and check them out!

Logo for the Book Nook

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