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 […]
Join discussion of “The Emancipation of Evan Walls” at first Book Club meeting
The inaugural meeting of the the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club will take place Sunday September 15 at 2 p.m. at VCU’s James Branch Cabell Library in the Cabell Room on the fourth floor. Shawn Utsey, Ph.D., professor of psychology and interim chair, African American Studies, will lead the informal, conversational discussion. The Emancipation of Evan Walls […]