The Title Wave Used Bookstore

Weekly Hours

  • Monday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday closed

Browse through 20,000 used books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and magazines at bargain prices, starting at $2 for hardback novels and nonfiction. Some items start at $.25. Discover great selections of children's books and large-print items. Check regularly; the inventory changes every day.

Educator discount

All educators receive a 25 percent discount at The Title Wave, every day. Just present your valid educator ID.

The Title Wave Used Bookstore interiorMidweek Markdown

Every Wednesday, something is on sale at The Title Wave. Like us on Facebook to keep up on this and other sales, or just stop in and be surprised.

Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of Title Wave operations. They help with customer service, cashiering, sorting materials, pricing, shelving and much more.

Check for current openings and apply to be a Title Wave volunteer. Contact Volunteer Services (503.988.5731) with questions.

Donation drop site

All neighborhood libraries accept donations of materials in good condition for the Friends of the Library's semi-annual used book sales and Friends' Library Store, which benefit Multnomah County Library. You may donate up to two boxes of materials at your neighborhood library any time it is open. If you have more than two boxes, please bring them to the Title Wave. Use the delivery driveway east of the store and ring the buzzer. Title Wave donation hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm.

History

The building, designed in the Spanish Renaissance Revival style, was built in 1912 to house Albina Library, one of Multnomah County Library's Carnegie libraries. The store opened for business in March 1988.

How we do it

A faithful, hard-working corps of more than 50 volunteers staffs the store, handling all aspects of the operation. The books, discards from Multnomah County Library's collection, are removed from the library's computer catalog, stamped, sorted, researched, priced and shelved for retail.