Friday, November 23, 2012
The bookstore was closed temporarily for maintenance.
For those who do a substantial amount of holiday shopping at used bookstores, this may be quite exciting news: The Friends of the Library bookstore in the lower level of the Wheaton Library has reopened. It was closed for most of November due to maintenance work. [Get daily email updates about what's going on in Wheaton by signing up for free newsletters from Wheaton Patch.]
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A tale of finding the famous at the Friends of the Library discounted book sale in Wheaton.
Ever wonder if you're shopping for used books alongside someone famous? That's what happened to D.C. writer John Lingan last spring, as he recounts in a blog post this week for the Paris Review. Lingan encountered Michael Dirda, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic for the Washington Post, browsing the shelves last spring in the Friends of the Library bookstore on the lower level of the Wheaton Library. The bookstore is temporarily closed and undergoing maintenance. But while we're waiting for it to reopen later this month, we want to hear from you: What kind of stories do you have from the hours you've spent looking for books in the library basement?
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find out when the Friends of the Library bookstore in Wheaton will reopen.
The Friends of the Library bookstore in the bottom level of the Wheaton Library has closed temporarily, according to a tweet from the Montgomery County Public Libraries system. The bookstore will undergo maintenance work and is scheduled to reopen on Nov. 23. [Get daily email updates about what's going on in Wheaton by signing up for free newsletters from Wheaton Patch.]
Monday, September 24, 2012
Friends of the Library has announced the line-up for its 25th annual Literary Luncheon Series
Montgomery County has an award-winning line-up of fall speakers, including one Pulitzer Prize winner and another Pulitzer nominee, for its 25th annual Literary Luncheon series hosted by Montgomery County Friends of the Library. The series hosts four events each year at Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda, and features lectures from local authors, book signings and lunch. Washington Post writer and Pulitzer-nominated author Donna Britt will kick off this year’s series on Oct. 18, discussing her new book “Brothers(& Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving.” The book explores gender roles and race through personal experiences and has a five-star rating on Amazon.com. On Nov. 15, another Washington Post writer and Pulitzer-winner, David Maraniss, …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Check out these five comic books from Friends of the Library bookstore in Wheaton Library.
We know summer is almost over, but summer reading can be all year round. And it doesn't just have to be the classics. Enjoy some comic books! We found five, fun, and cheap books to get you laughing. Do you too enjoy browsing for books at the Wheaton Library bookstore? Share your greatest finds in the comments below.