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John Randolph of Roanoke

January 9 Book Talk at the Library of Virginia



Book Signing at Main Library


Book Drive at Main Library

Are you doing some fall cleaning and now have a stack of unwanted books, cds, and dvds? Found a stack of paper bags in the hall closet? Bring them to the Main Library on October 6. The Friends of the Richmond Public Library’s Fall Drive-Thru Book Drive is this weekend. Drop off services will be […]

The Great Big Book Sale is Back

Friends Spring Book Sale offering thousands of great hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs and more, cheap! Friday: 10-12 for Members; 12-5, and 7-9 for public! Saturday: 10:00-4:00

Mao's Last Dancer

Mao’s Last Dancer – Tonight @ Main

In partnership with the Richmond Ballet, Tulsa-based dancer and choreographer discusses Li Cunxin’s captivating memoir, Mao’s Last Dancer. Cunxin, a Chinese dancer, captured the attention of the nation with his inspiring story of passion, perseverance, and devotion set against Communist China.

Randall Robinson Recalls Early Days of Civil Rights Movement

Richmond native Randall Robinson, formerly of TransAfrica, recalls the early days of the civil rights movement in Richmond in an interview with Democracy Now’s Juan Gonzalez.  His new novel, Makeda “is the story of an extraordinary woman who is a poor, blind waitress in Richmond, Virginia, who remembers past lives“.   Here is an excerpt, […]

Richmonds Unhealed History 2

Ben Campbell @ the RPL Tonight

We invite you to join us at Main Library (101 East Franklin Street) on Friday at 7:00 pm for the first Richmond Writers Series program of 2012. The Reverend Ben Campbell will be on hand to discuss his book, Richmond’s Unhealed History, which examines the contradictions and crises that have formed our city over more […]


Vintage School Bus for Sale

Books, Bikes and Beyond, our local thrift store extraordinaire, and their affiliated mobile operation, Books on Wheels are seeking to upgrade and putting their bus up for sale.  Opportunites like this don’t come along often. If this little blurb doesn’t make you want to buy it, I don’t know what will. 1986 International School Bus […]

Free Books

via Craigslist: Small bag of books, must take all. Includes authors: Anne Tyler, Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, Jonathan Kellerman, John Fowles, Leon Uris, Len Deighton, Michael Crichton, and more. Must take all – please donate or pass along what you do not want. I would like these to go tomorrow (Sunday) if possible. Please let […]

The Big Book Sale Continues

From 10 – 4 today, then again on Monday. Via Facebook: We’ve had a busy Book Sale day at the Main Library! The sale continues tonight from 7 to 9, tomorrow from 10 to 4, and on Monday from 10 to 6. Come get some great deals–$2 hardbacks, 50 cent paperbacks, $1 DVD’s and CD’s, […]

The Big Book Sale is Back!

Come one, come all. The Fall Book Sale is on this weekend at the Richmond Public Library’s Main Branch. Bring your bucks and bring home some books, yuck, yuck, yuck. No, seriously folks, I’ll be here all week. Sale hours: Friday, November 4 (three different sale times): 10:00 am – noon: This is our special […]

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