Friday, August 29, 2008
Here are the dates and times for the Book Sale. You DO NOT want to miss this. We restock all weekend so if you miss Thursday evening, it won't be all picked over by Friday afternoon!
Thursday, September 25 -- 6-8:30 p.m.
Friday, September 26 -- 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 27 -- 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 28 -- noon - 3:30 p.m.
Prices range from .50 for rack paperbacks to $1.50 for hardbacks in like-new condition! Sure, there are some higher prices for exceptional or rare books, but overall these are FANTASTIC bargains.
Where do all these books come from? Donations, donations, donations! We have the most wonderful community of donors, many of whom practice the ultimate recycling! They buy cheap books, read them, and donate them for the next sale! What a very cool way to support the library programs and keep your house from getting overwhelmed with books!
See you SOON!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
This book, Princess Ruby and The Moonman, is signed by the author and in a perfect dust jacket. What a wonderful gift for a very special child. This book, and many other treasures, are available at our Amazon.com storefront. And in a little over 3 weeks, the Amazon books will be available locally at our Semi-Annual Used Book Sale. Be sure to renew your membership or set one up so you can have first look at Friends Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25. Members of the general public come in on Friday at 10 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Look at all these friendly faces! Why are they smiling? Because they've just finished setting up the Spring 2008 Semi-Annual Used Book Sale at Reston Regional Library.
We are so grateful to our volunteers. Some work with us year-round. Some come just for the semi-annual sales. All are absolutely integral to the success of the Friends of the Reston Regional Library.
We would love for YOU to join us so you can be in the picture too! If you're interested in helping set up, or do other jobs, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Give us your name and phone number and our Book Sale Boss will give you a call.
Oh yeah, what's missing from this photo? YOU!
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- A book of high value in the re-sale market
- A book that might not get the exposure in a Semi-Annual Used book sale that will allow it to be sold
- A book that is so cool/unique/interesting/wow that we cannot imagine withholding it from the general public for sale. In other words, a niche book.
As an organization dedicated to raising funds to supplement our library and FCPL library programs, our fiduciary responsibility requires that as we identify donated books we must place them in the best 'market' for that book. For the loyal Friends who come to our on-site sales, don't worry! We save lots and lots of books for you. But the majority of you want to go home with numerous books for the $50 you spend at the book sale -- not just one really unique $50 book -- unless that unique one is JUST the one you've been looking for!
So, we encourage all of you to check our Amazon Reston Friends site regularly to see what's new. If you find something you want, and you are a current Friends member, we will meet you at the library to sell you the book, saving you the postage. Just e-mail us at RestonFriends@gmail.com