The beautiful new Friends of the Library Bookshop opens Monday, June 17 at 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 150, Fredericksburg, VA, 22408. The Bookshop will be open Mondays through Fridays, 10:00-2:00. If you scored some treasures at the sneak preview, come on back--the shelves are stocked even tighter now!

Of course customers don't have to be a Friend of the Library to shop, but anyone wishing to join the Friends and support the library (and get advance notice of special sales) can join at the Bookshop or at

As a special bonus, starting June 17, library customers will be able to select "Friends of the Library Center" when placing materials on hold using CRRL's online catalog, and pick up their holds at the Bookshop during open hours.

Volunteers are essential! The Bookshop has been made possible by the work of our very dedicated volunteers. It takes many hands to sort through donations, get them into the proper category, and make those shelves look great, so if you are interested in helping out at the Bookshop, please email Candace Schmidt.