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Friends Books Shop

The Friends Book Shop

Beginning in early summer of 2018 the Friends of the Library began a small permanent bookstore located in the library in lieu of their biannual book sale. The Friends of the Library Book Shop is located between the main circulation desk and the library’s deck door.


Donations are accepted at any time during library open hours. Please call the library at 804-598-5670 if you have more than two boxes to donate as storage space is limited.

Friends accept donations of “gently” used books, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks. Unfortunately we cannot accept:

  • Books that are damaged, mildewed, stained, or musty
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks
  • Magazines

The Friends are in need of (and always welcome) a few able-bodied volunteers who can help set sort and shelve for the Friends Book Shop among other things. This work may involve lifting and stacking heavy boxes of books. Please email if you’re interested in helping!

Book Shop Prices

Book Shop items can be paid for either in the white box on the wall by the staff workroom door, or at the library circulation desk. Prices may be subject to change, so please see the posted signage in the Friends Book Shop for the most accurate prices.

Item Price
Hard & soft cover books $1.00
Mass market paperback books $0.50
Audiobooks $2.00
DVDs & CDs $1.00
Preschool & early learning books $0.25
Puzzles $1.00


2270 Mann Road
Powhatan, VA 23139