Chandler Booktique

Booktique Hours

Monday-Friday: 10am – 6pm | Saturday: 10am – 5pm | Sunday: Noon – 5pm


Half Price Days!
On  the 15th and last day of the month, books and all donated items are half price. If the 15th or last day of the month falls on a Sunday, the half price sale is Saturday and Sunday.

Chandler Booktique FrontPurchase great stuff at the Chandler Booktique, including “gently-used” books, magazines, videos and CDs. The Chandler Booktique obtains its written, visual and audio materials through generous donations by library patrons and the general public.

The Booktique also houses a wide selection of new gift items like jewelry, home decor, cards and accessories. The Booktique is one of the most popular places in Topeka to shop for gifts.

The Chandler Booktique is named in honor of a generous gift from Anderson Chandler and his family. Chandler is the chairman and president of the Fidelity Bank and Trust Co.

Operated by staff and volunteers of the Friends of the Library organization, proceeds from sales support library programs, services and activities.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

You can help give books to kids birth to 5 years old in Shawnee County by supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The program sends a book a month to participating kids at no cost to the family. The program is supported by donations to the Library Foundation, the Friends of the Library and the United Way of Greater Topeka.

In December  you can donate as little as $1 in the Chandler Booktique and receive a holiday ornament. 

  • $1 or more – put your name on an ornament and hang it in the library
  • $25-124 provides one child a year of books and you receive “A gift of reading” ornament to keep
  • $125+ provides one child 5 years of books and you receive a handmade book-themed ornament to keep