1. Books and materials in the bookshop are arranged for commercial purposes while, books in the library are acquired and processed, stamped, accessioned, cataloged, classified, and made readily available to patrons to freely use.
3. Library are usually more spacious than bookshops.
4. The furnishing of the library provides for sitting while the bookshop cannot afford the luxury.
5. The Library is usually staffed with competent professionals in the field, the bookshop employs sales personnel.