Readers Friend Book Store

Readers' Friend Book Store

Hours of Operation

Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

The Readers’ Friend Book Store is located in the lower level of the library system’s Maude Langhorne Nelson branch at 209 East Cawson Street, Hopewell. The bookstore is proud to be a source of additional funds which benefit all ARLS libraries.

The store is operated by the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library, an organization comprised of volunteers who support the Library. These volunteers sort books donated to the library, organize and shelve donations in an orderly way, and promote library services and events. The funds raised support numerous events at the library such as author visits and youth programs.Proceeds are also used to purchase equipment to enhance library services beyond the library’s budget.

The store is stocked with a variety of books, paperbacks, and audiovisual materials. You can also buy a beautiful book bag with a sketch of the new library. Proceeds from the bookstore will support children's and adult programs at our libraries. Find the perfect gift for another book lover or yourself! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Megan Kitchen at 804-458-6329 x 2001 or by e-mail at