Monday, September 26, 2011

Puzzle Up!

The next sale at Reston Regional Library is the

Nov 3-7

Right now, we're accepting donations of your gently used puzzles.  Please:

1.  tape the sides
2.  hand them in at the circulation desk (unless you have large quantity, in which case bring them to the side door)
3.  mark your calendars for the event!

Thank you!

Monday, September 12, 2011

HUGE Book Sale Weekend coming up

Weekend of Sept 23-25

Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Dr. 703-689-2700
Thursday, Sept. 22, 10 am-5 pm
Friday, Sept. 23, 10 am-5 pm
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, Sept. 25, 1 pm-3:30 pm

Burke Center Library
5935 Freds Oak Rd. 703-249-1520
Thursday, Sept. 22, 1 pm-9 pm
Friday, Sept. 23, 10 am-6 pm
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 am-5 pm

George Mason Regional Library
7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. 703-256-3800.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 5 pm- 9 pm
Friday, Sept. 23, 10 am- 6 pm
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 am- 5 pm
Sunday, Sept. 25, noon – 5 pm

Oakton Library
10304 Lynnhaven Pl. 703-242-4020.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 1 pm-7:30 pm
Friday, Sept. 23, 10 am-6 pm
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 am-4 pm

City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North St. 703-293-6227
Friday, Sept. 23, 10 am-5 pm
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, Sept. 25, 1 pm-4 pm

Friday, September 9, 2011

2011 Fall Sale Toplist

Toplist books are specials -- ones that can command a premium price because of their rarity, condition, and/or higher demand. Our price on them is still less than you'll pay on the open market. Many of the books are unique, and are just a taste of what you can find in our Specials Room. Please e-mail us and we will send you a .pdf of the list. We are having some technical difficulties posting it.

Please observe the following policies pertaining to the Toplist:

1)      A paid up Friends member may reserve a single item off the toplist for purchase on Friends night on Wednesday September 21.  Please submit a request by email HERE.  Requests for books made in this manner will be tracked by date and time -- first come, first reserved.

2)      The Friends display case at the library will be stocked on either Mon or Tue of setup week with "goodies of all kinds" (toplist or not).  First come, first serve.  The Friends reserve the right to place a limit on the number of items that a patron can purchase per day from the display case.  As long as they are not Toplist books (which will be released Wednesday at 5:30), you may purchase them.

3)      The Friends never have enough space to show off everything that's up for sale, so please feel free to ask if you have a particular interest but can't seem to find what you want.

4)      The Friends are very grateful for all the donations from our community that make the sale possible.....   so many books, dvds and cds!  (of course, cash is nice, too).

As an aside, many people ask how we decide what to list on our RestonFriends site.Donations that come in that can command a good price (over $15) in the used book marketplace are considered for RestonFriends. The reason is that while we can save them for the Specials Room during the Semi-Annual Book Sale, often many of these are so unique, or the demand for them is so timely, that by the time we get to the Semi-Annual Sale, we will have lost the edge to sell them.
BUT, for many, if they have NOT sold on Amazon prior to the sale, we pull them back in, put them in the Specials Room, often add them to the "Toplist" and give you a price break.

So, it is a test of your gambling stamina:  are you willing to wait and see if you're the first one to get them on Friends Night, or do you want to put in a reservation now, while it is available?