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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:


January Special

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." Edith Lovejoy Pierce wrote this quote for the New Year. Begin the New Year with the January special of the Book Nook: buy one, get one free for all hard-backed fiction.
Flash specials will be available on the chalkboard in the Book Nook. Come by and check them out!
To celebrate the winter holidays and accommodate the Burke Memorial Library's holiday schedule, the Book Nook will be closed on Saturdays (December 21 and 28).  When the Book Nook closes on Saturday (December 21), it will reopen on Thursday (January 9).  The Book Nook will be open on Thursday (December 12 and 19) from noon until 4 pm.  From the volunteers of the Book Nook and the Friends of the Spring Hill College Library, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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