Books & Beyond


Books & Beyond is a Gift Shop managed and staffed entirely by volunteers who are members of Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library. We are located on the main level, right inside the entrance, across from the Circulation Desk. All proceeds from the shop benefit Kirkwood Public Library. Our hours of operation are:
Monday through Thursday: 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Please stop by to browse and purchase items from any or all of the following categories.



We carry a wide variety of previously-read, gift-quality books. You'll find fiction, non-fiction, biography, children's, middle readers, history, literature, cook books, home and garden, crafts, religion, self-help, business, travel, science, and Missouri/St. Louis, among others.  For Books & Beyond, we strive to choose books of current interest in all categories. All books are bargain priced at 50 to 70% less then retail. The inventory of titles changes frequently, so please stop by regularly to see what's available.
A wide variety of gift items are available for readers and people who love books and words. You'll find everything from tools that are helpful while studying or doing research, to game books that will help keep your mind sharp, to themed journals. Special items are available for youngsters that help promote reading and literacy.  Many items in our gift selection are unavailable anywhere else in the metropolitan area.
Unique hand-crafted items range from stunning pieces of jewelry to functional pieces that help keep your purse organized to lovely scarves that accent a special outfit or make an everyday outfit special. A talented group of Friends members provides our craft items with new offerings on a regular basis.
Greeting Cards
Many of our customers tell us they don't buy their greeting cards anywhere other than Books & Beyond. Our selection includes birthday, anniversary, sympathy, and just-for-fun cards. Stop by to learn why so many people buy their greeting cards only from us.