What’s the movie you’ve watched over and over again, or the song you play and sing along to the most?

Whatever it might be, it all likely started with words on a paper that brought your favorite movie or song to life.

In fact, it’s likely that your favorite movie was first a book; or that the lines in a song come from a story handed down for generations.

Here’s where you can go around the borderland to find any book on any topic that interests you –maybe even one that’s now a movie.


Books Are Gems

Non-profit children’s bookstore that offers free books to children and teachers. Books range from 10 cents to $1 for the general public.  

7744 N. Loop, 845-5437

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.– noon Saturdays

Brave Books

Locally owned store to open in March 2019, will also sell original art, prints and designs.

1307 Arizona; 915-204-7074; @BraveBooksEPTX on Facebook

Cactus Flower Bookery

Used books, specializing in vintage and rare books along with accessories and gifts.

5024 Doniphan, Ste. 9


11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday-Monday; 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 am-8 pm, Friday-Saturday

Del’s Books N’ More

Downtown bookstore, art gallery and event venue.

304 E. Overland



11 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sundays

Literarity Book Shop

An independent bookstore offering new & used books that include rare, signed first editions, out-of-prints, and more. Also host to author events and readings.

5411 N. Mesa in Peppertree Square



10 a.m.–6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays


Take a book, leave a book is the motto of the Little Free Libraries. Wooden boxes house books in locations across the community – schools, parks, businesses and organizations. Visit littlefreelibrary.org to find your nearest one.


Mickelson Community Library

Building 2E, Sheridan Road, West Fort Bliss

(basement level underneath NCO Academy), 915-568-1902

9 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday


There are 13 locations along with a bookmobile and techmobile that serve the El Paso area.

Items you can borrow include books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, seeds, wifi hotspots, and downloadable digital content. Digital content includes ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming music, television, and movies.

Library cards are free to residents of the city of El Paso with a valid ID and proof of address.

Visit elpasolibrary.org for more information and follow the library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Branches are open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 1-6 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturdays.

The Main Library in Downtown offers extended hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday; and noon–6 p.m. Sunday.

• Main Library - 501 N Oregon,


• Armijo Library - 620 E. 7th Street,


• Clardy Fox Library - 5515 Robert Alva,


• Dorris Van Doren Library - 551 Redd Road,


• Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library - 12480

   Pebble Hills, 915-212-0442

• Irving Schwartz Library - 1865

   Dean Martin, 915-212-0315

• Jose Cisneros Library - 1300 Hawkins,


• Judge Marquez Library - 610 N. Yarbrough,

   915-212-0600 (temporarily closed for


• Memorial Park Library - 3200 Copper,

   915-212-0448 (scheduled to temporarily

   close in the next few months for renovation)

• Richard Burges Library - 9600 Dyer,

   915-212-0317 (scheduled to reopen soon)

• Sergio Troncoso Library - 9321 Alameda,


• Westside Library - 125 Belvidere,


• The Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community

   Library, Northwest EPCC Campus, 6701

   S. Desert, 915-831-8840


Used Bookstores

Donations accepted at both public libraries and bookstores unless noted otherwise. Members and volunteers needed at some locations. All proceeds benefit community programs and materials at the public libraries.

The Bookmark

Friends of the Westside Libraries

7348 Remcon Circle, 833-2342

3–7 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.–3 pm. Thursday; 3-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday-Tuesday

Friends of the Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library

Located inside the library

2:30-6 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday; 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday

Friends of the Irving Schwartz Library

1757 George Dieter, Ste. 113, 593-0015

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays

Friends of the Jose Cisneros Library

The main bookstore is located at 3025 McRae, 779-6916

10 a.m.–3 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday

The second bookstore is located inside of the library, open during normal library hours.

Donations are only accepted at the McRae bookstore.

Friends of the Judge

Marquez Library

601 N Yarbrough (inside the library) - currently closed for renovation

Friends of the Main Library

501 N. Oregon (first floor, inside the library), 212-0354

11 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday

Friends of the Memorial Park Library

3200 Copper (inside the library), 212-2107

1–4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Friends of the Richard Burges Library

The bookstore will relocate inside the library when renovation is complete.

Friends of the Sergio Troncoso Library

9321 Alameda (inside library) - currently closed for renovation


Barnes & Noble (both locations)

Saturdays @ 11 a.m.

Books Are Gems

Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m.

El Paso Public Libraries

(all locations)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays @ 11 a.m.

Mickelson Community Library

Tuesdays 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m. (limited to 16 participants)