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VCU Libraries now accepting book donations

The 2019 Friends of the Library Book Sale was the most successful sale yet, and now we are ready to accept more book donations in preparation for next year’s sale! Help us fill these empty pallets while clearing off space on your own book shelves. For information about what kinds of materials can be donated […]

Seen on a White Board

The technology may be a bit old school but White Boards are among the most popular items at VCU Libraries. Students tend to set up a study area and often use the White Board as a visual barrier to the larger room to help focus their attention on their studies. A common courtesy is to […]

2020 marks 100th anniversary of career-changing event in the life of James Branch Cabell

Celebrate 2020 as the year of James Branch Cabell, beginning with the 100th anniversary of the seizure of the printing plates for Jurgen on Jan. 4, 2020. Jurgen was Cabell’s best known and most controversial book. A comic fantasy set in the mythical province of Poictesme (Pwa-tem), Jurgen was considered indecent by some. On Jan. 4, […]

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 […]

Join us for the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club

Last summer the Friends of VCU Libraries launched a book club that is open to the public. The club will met approximately four times a year and will feature the work of authors who will speak at VCU Libraries or a book recommended by one of our Friends of VCU Libraries Board Members. Email libdevelop@vcu.edu […]

Friends of VCU Libraries sponsoring student book collecting contest

All VCU students, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to submit to the VCU Student Book-collecting Contest, which recognizes students who have developed thoughtful and purposeful collections of books, manuscripts or other material textual works. A panel of judges will select one undergraduate and one graduate winner. Judging will be based upon how well the collection has […]

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 […]

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