Category: Events

Catching up with VCU Libraries’ Community Zooms

As the COVD-19 pandemic entered a second spring, VCU Libraries continued to use the Zoom platform to keep the Friends of VCU Libraries engaged. We have had more than 700 individual participants at these events and are so grateful to have found a way to stay connected. If you missed a program or want to revisit one that you […]

The Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club to discuss “The Crisis of Zionism” on March 21st

You are invited to join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, March 21st at 2 pm via Zoom to discuss “The Crisis of Zionism” by Peter Beinart. The event is free and open to the public to attend, but you must RSVP to kjgotschalk@vcu.edu to receive the link for the online meeting.Published […]

Librarians at Work: Nora Bloch on preservation

This article was written by Catalina Currier, a member of the Cabell Library Undergraduate Advisory Committee. When you think of preservation, do you think of the cover ripped off your well-loved childhood novel or the spilled coffee on your textbook? What about the notes you take in the margins or mold on a forgotten book […]

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will read “Savage Appetites” by Rachel Monroe

The public is invited to join us on Sunday, January 26th at 2 p.m. in the Cabell Room of VCU’s James Branch Cabell Library to discuss “Savage Appetites: Four Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession” by Rachel Monroe. From the Simon and Schuster website: “In this illuminating exploration of women, violence, and obsession, Rachel Monroe […]

Closing the books on Book Sale 2019: Sale sets a new record and brings in sponsorships

The 2019 Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale was the most successful sale yet! The six-day sale brought in over $24,200 in sales, $1,200 in cash donations from 828 customers and $7,000 in sponsorships for a combined total of $32,501.42. With books donated from over 80 individuals in the Richmond area, the sale brought in […]

Tote Bags at the Book Sale free with purchase thanks to donors

Book Sale attendees will receive this limited edition tote bag this year FREE with your book sale purchase.  Thanks to our generous tote bag sponsors SHOCKOE | Mobile by Design and Richmond Pediatric Dentistry for making this possible! Additional bags will be available for $3 each. The tote bag features a VCU alumna design by Katrina Navasca […]

Sponsors sign on for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale!

As the Friends of VCU Libraries sort thousands  of used books for their annual  book sale in October, businesses have started to take notice. (Poster lists some sponsors 11x17_Book Sale Poster_09.26.2019) The book sale will look a bit different this year, as sponsorships are available for the first time in the sale’s 12-year history. Attendees will […]

Dr. Richard Wenzel to lead Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club Nov. 3

Join us for the second Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club meeting Sunday, November 3. The meeting is at 2 p.m. in the Cabell Room on the fourth floor of the James Branch Cabell Library.  Severance is the featured book. Written by Ling Ma, it is the 2019 winner of the Cabell First Novelist Award. Severance is […]

Letter from a president found in donated book

Every year people donate thousands of books to VCU Libraries for the annual Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale. The books arrive in varying conditions – neatly boxed, haphazardly bagged, occasionally packed into an old suitcase. Every now and then, mementos and odds and ends are donated along with them. A collection was donated this […]

October Book Sale Forecast: Great Finds to Be Found!

While summer temps have sizzled the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale Committee have been hard at work in the basement of the Cabell Library sorting books for the October Book Sale. Twice a month volunteers come to campus and sort books in a tucked away area of the library affectionately known to faculty and […]