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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.  

Logo for the Book Nook

June Specials


Start your summer reading with a plan:  toes in the sand, nose in a book!  The Book Nook has plenty of books with a great special:

20% off for all faculty, staff, students, and alumni!

Volunteers Needed

Be involved!  The Book Nook needs a volunteer for Thursdays, from noon to 4 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.  Book Nook volunteers receive a 20% discount on all Book Nook purchases!


Art in the Book Nook

If you have a chance in the next couple of weeks, consider stopping by the Book Nook!  Dennis, the Book Nook Manager, has created a nice collage of book marks on the top of the counter next to the check-out desk.  These book marks are from Dennis' collection as well as found in books donated to the Book Nook.
A very nice and artistic touch to the Book Nook!


Meet the Manager

 Book Nook Manager Dennis

With Mary Virginia Titus leaving, Dennis Austin has been appointed manager of the Book Nook.  Dennis has volunteered with the Book Nook for more than 10 years.   He has been part of the Book Nook's move from Toolen Hall to a trailer behind Moorer Hall to its current location in the Burke Library.


Book Nook Volunteers

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

  • Dennis Austin (Manager)
  • Maurice Bonner
  • Betty Britt
  • Ed Dahmer
  • Mary Francis Hallet
  • Bob Handley
  • Ann Marfice
  • 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
  • Open Door (Methodist thrift store)
  • Mobile Public Library
  • St. Mary's 
  • Mobile City Metro Jail
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