Located behind the library at
2969 Mesa Verde Drive East
Open Tuesday-Saturday: 1pm-4pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Donations of 2 boxes maximum per person of gently used books.
Located inside the Donald Dungan Library
1855 Park Avenue
Open Monday-Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday -Sunday: 9am-5pm
The Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries used book stores encourage you to buy and donate books that may have a collectible value. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Our collectibles pricing system ensures that The Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries obtains maximum value for these donations and that collectors can easily find titles they are seeking.
Our collectible books are showcased at both the Donald Dungan and Mesa Verde Bookstores.
If you live at a distance, we suggest you call during business hours to see if the item is still available.
For books at the Mesa Verde store, call 714-438-0517.
For books at the Donald Dungan store, call 949-646-8845
Interested collectors may reserve items by phone.
Below is our current list of items for sale. Please check back often as we are always adding new books and items!
In 1936 Oliver Messel designed the set and costumes for the film of Romeo and Juliet produced by MGM in Hollywood. The film was directed by George Cukor and starred Norma Shearer (to whom the book is dedicated) and Leslie Howard. Includes a facsimile signature of the designer. This is the only edition ever produced. It is a charming edition of the play and was published as a souvenir of Messel's work on the film. Shakespeare's text is accompanied by high-quality reproductions of the original set and costume drawings created by Messel.
Priced at $299.
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Fu Baoshi was a Chinese painter from Xinyu, Jiangxi Province. In 1933 he
went to Japan to study the History of Oriental Art and brought Japanese
visual elements to the Chinese ink painting tradition.
He was the director of the Jiangsu Province Chinese Painting School and a
vice-chairman of the Federation of Chinese Artists. His works of landscape
painting employed skillful use of dots and inking methods, creating a new
technique encompassing many varieties within traditional rules. He was able
to create an old, elegant style through his integration of poetic atmosphere
and painting techniques and became the representative landscape painter
of his time.
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**UPDATE 5/13/23** The complete set now available for $150 or best offer. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you!
A complete vintage Hardy Boys set is available for purchase. Please inquire within the Library or via the content form on this page!
This is a wonderful opportunity to own a collection that has stood the test of time- it is a wonderful gift that can continue to be passed down for generations!
This beautiful book is on sale at Donald Dungan for $65
Enjoy 12 narrative poems which retell the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, as well as the rise and fall of his kingdom.