Fountain Lake Bookstore: A treasure trove of gifts for readers

With the holiday season underway, the Fountain Lake Bookstore is a great place to find affordable gifts for readers of all ages.

Hardcover books are $2, paperbacks $1, and children’s books are just 50 cents, making it a fantastic option for gifts on a budget.

The bookstore is a project of the Friends of the Albert Lea Public Library, a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for library programs.

With new arrivals added weekly, there’s always something to discover. Whether seeking a beloved classic, a heart-pounding thriller, or a charming children’s story, shoppers are sure to find something.

“Our bookstore is a great place to find something for everyone on your holiday list,” said Cindy Gandrud, president of the Friends. “We have a wide selection of books at great prices and all proceeds from sales support the library.”

In fact, the bookstore raised more than $10,000 for library programs this year.

The Fountain Lake Bookstore is on the lower level of City Hall, 211 E. Clark St. The bookstore, staffed by volunteers, is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. A payment box is also available for after-hours shopping.