Dear Friends,

Thank you to all who have already donated to the Friends through the Topside Cares campaign! This fundraiser is a great way to celebrate 50 years of educational and entertaining events provided free of charge to the community thanks to sponsorship by the Friends.

Most of you regularly take advantage of our book sales, the small book shops in branches, and the larger Friends Center & Bookshop on Olde Greenwich Drive. The sales and shops are a bargain--and will remain so! However, we have determined that some price adjustments are necessary for the bookshop and for book sales. Prices have remained the same for many years, and the Friends made this decision due to the rising costs of supporting current library initiatives.

Included in this email is a list of price adjustments scheduled to go into effect next month. Please note that the increases are minimal and that all monthly book sales will still include half-price days and other incentives.

These slight adjustments will enable the Friends to continue to support our library’s mission. Thank you again for your continued commitment and support!


Candace Schmidt, Friends President

Your Donation Is Doubled -- For Free!

The Topside Cares fundraising campaign for the Friends is underway! Topside Federal Credit Union will match all donations made to the Friends through the end of March, up to a maximum of $2,500. That means the Friends could potentially raise $5,000 to support library programs, such as Music on the Steps, Library Speakers Consortium Author Talks, the Johnny P. Johnson Teen Art Show, and the Claudia Emerson Teen Poetry Contest.

Spectacular Spring Sale

Friends of the Library Center & Bookshop, 125 Olde Greenwich Dr. Suite 150 Fredericksburg, 22408

  • Friday, March 15, 10am-6pm
  • Saturday, March 16, 10am-6pm (half-price day)
  • Monday, March 18, 10am-6pm (half-price day)
  • Tuesday, March 19, 10am-6pm ($2/bag in warehouse, 10-6, half-price day in bookshop)
  • Wednesday, March 20, 10am-2pm -- Last chance to shop in the warehouse ($2/bag)

Bookshop Price Adjustments

With the increases listed below, the Friends will be able continue their current support and potentially expand it. Items can still be individually priced, and special pricing overrides the prices listed on the flyers/posters. Westmoreland book sale prices will not change. These prices will go into effect February 1.

  • Hardbacks: $4 (3 for $10)
  • Adult large format paperbacks: $3 (2 for $5)
  • Adult small format paperbacks: $1
  • Board books: $1
  • Children’s and young adult hardbacks: $3 (2 for $5)
  • Children’s and young adult paperbacks: $1
  • DVDs: $2
  • Music CDs: $1
  • Books on CD: $3
  • Library discard hardbacks: $1
  • Library discard paperbacks: $.50

Thank you for your support; please enjoy this coupon!

Show this email to receive 20% OFF your entire

purchase at the Friends Center & Bookshop.

Expires 2/29/24. One coupon per customer.

Please share this email with anyone who might be interested in joining the Friends.

The Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 150, Fredericksburg, VA 22408