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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.  

July Special

"Liberty is the breath of life to nations!"  The Book Nook celebrates the quote of George Bernard Shaw in its July specials:  buy one hardback fiction book, get another free!
The Book Nook will be closed on Thursday, July 4, and Saturday, July 6. The Book Nook will reopen the following Thursday, July 11. The staff and volunteers of the Book Nook wish you a Happy Independence Day!

Logo for the Book Nook

Meet the Manager


Visit the Book Nook and meet our Manager, Rachel Merritt!  Rachel worked in the Burke Memorial Library for several years after she retired from Mobile County Schools in 2000.  Her favorite authors (to name a few) are James Patterson, Ace Atkins, and Dana Stabenow.  She loves a good mystery or thriller!
Browse the mystery and adventure offerings in the Book Nook, and wish Rachel a happy Badger return to campus!

Book Nook Volunteers

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

  • Maurice Bonner
  • Betty Britt
  • Ed Dahmer
  • Mary Francis Hallet
  • Bob Handley
  • Ann Marfice
  • Rachel Merritt
  • 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