I like this idea from Altona.

Library staff  were each given $350 to spend at Borders on stock for the new Altona North library.

I also remember reading somewhere (can’t remember where unfortunately) about a library that organised for something similar (once again at a Borders) only for library members who could buy books for themselves and for the library.

Borders were giving (I think) 20% off on all purchases and the 20% was given back to the library in the form of stock.

If only Borders wasn’t the bookshop of evil…