About Us


Austin Public Library X The Library Foundation

The Recycled Reads Gift Shop, located at Austin Central Library, opened in October 2017. We offer Austin Public Library (APL) branded merchandise, book themed products, and unique, locally sourced gifts. 

As our physical store remains closed due to Covid-19, the online APL Shop is debuting November 2020. We are offering a curated collection of the shop’s best-sellers and customer favorites for local pick up.  

This online endeavor is a partnership between APL and The Library Foundation. The Library Foundation’s mission is to support APL by increasing awareness about the Library and its importance to the community, and to enhance library collections, programs, and facilities.  

Within this partnership, online proceeds benefit both Austin Public Library and The Library Foundation. We thank you for your support!