Thursday, November 29, 2018


Getting ready for your holiday company?  Downsizing? Or just beginning Spring cleaning early? Whatever the reason, please consider donating your used adult and children’s books, DVDs, CDs, and video games to support our Spring Book Sale.

Donations are always welcome year-round, but particularly needed for this Spring sale.

Donations can be dropped off in the foyer at George Mason Regional Library any time the library is open.

Click on the Donations link above for more information.

We look forward to any and all of your donations. Thank you for your continued support!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


The Fall 2018 George Mason Friends Book Sale has ended. Our semi-annual event was once again a big success thanks to all of you.  With the proceeds, we will be able to continue funding adult and children’s programming at George Mason Regional Library, provide funding for the Fairfax County Library Summer Reading Program, and help fund library professional development initiatives and literary events.

The Book Sale requires thousands of hours of hard work. Thank you so much to:
George Mason Friends and volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year sorting and pricing the wonderful books, DVDs, CDs, and audio book donations that we receive and are able to offer at the sale. 

Our adult and student volunteers, who work hard over a week period every April and September, to set-up the sale, staff it, and clean up afterwards. 

The great George Mason Regional Library staff who tolerate the week of upheaval and disorder with smiles and goodwill, and support us in so many, many ways 

And finally, but not least, our wonderful customers from the community who not only provide many of the donations but also support our Book Sales each spring and fall.

We look forward to seeing everyone again, on the front lines, behind the scenes, and perusing (and buying of course!) the numerous offerings at our next sale in April 2019.                                                                                                      
                                                            THANK YOU TO ALL!

Friday, September 21, 2018


Teen volunteers are needed to help with the fall book sale pack-out on Sunday, September 30th, from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. If you are interested, or know a teen that would be interested, please sign up using SignUpGenius.  Scroll down to September 30th and sign up for pack-out.  A great volunteer opportunity to earn community service hours.

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Please note: A temporary pause in donations as we prepare for and hold our fall book sale beginning  Thursday, September 27.  We are not able to accept your donations until Wednesday, Oct 3rd, 2018.  Thanks for understanding.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


A selection of rare books, art books, and other collectibles are now on display in the George Mason Regional Library lobby. These items will be available for sale beginning at 3 pm on Thursday, September 27.

A few of this fall’s sale highlights include a rare, three-volume set of Villette, published in 1853 under the name Currier Bell—better known to the world as Charlotte Brontë; a limited 1st edition, autographed copy, of American Pastoral by Philip Roth; and a collection of vivid photographs in
Beirut, City Centre.

Beautiful and unique collectibles on display now!

The following is a list of titles and prices. We reserve the right to correct any mistakes in the prices or descriptions published here. Books may be removed or added without updating the list.

Rare, early edition of Bronte's Villette

Villette, 3 volumes -- $350
Currier Bell (Charlotte Bronte)
Smith, Elder & Co., 1853

Antonin Raymond, An Autobiography -- $50
Charles E. Tuttle Company 1973

Rivers of Time --$20
Freya Stark
William Blackwood, 1982

Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand
American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South --$30
Richard F. Townsend, General Editor
Yale University Press, 2005

Art of the Empire, The Roman Frescoes    
And Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple - $35
Jones and McFadden, Editors
Yale University Press, 2015

Beautiful illustrated manuscripts - The Treasures of Mount Athos
The Treasures of Mount Athos, Volume 1-- $30
Illuminated Manuscripts
S.M. Pelekanidis, et. al.
Ekdotike Athenon S.A., 1974

Magritte, Ideas and Images  --  $25
Harry Torczyner
Harry Abrams, 1977

The Songlines  -- $25
Bruce Chatwin
Limited 1st Edition, signed by author
The Franklin Library, 1987

The Last Thing He Wanted  -- $35
Joan Didion
Limited 1st Edition, signed by author
The Franklin Library, 1996

American Pastoral -- $150
Philip Roth
Limited 1st Edition, signed by author
The Franklin Library, 1997

American Pastoral, autographed 1st edition
Jerusalem Through My Father’s Eyes -- $40
Kevork  Kahvedjian
Signed by author
Elia Photo Service, 1998

Justice in Grey, A History of the       
Judicial System of the CSA      -- $100  
William M. Robinson, Jr.
Harvard University Press, 1941

The Princess and Curdie -- $20
(Facsimile edition of 1912 edition)
George MacDonald
Johannesen, 2000

Roman Building and Techniques -- $25
Jean-Pierre Adam
Routledge, 2007
(contains pencil underlining)

Gustave Caillebotte, The Painter’s Eye -- $35
Mary Morton et. al.
National Gallery of Art, 2015

Dueling Geniuses: The Greatest Highlights -- $75
of Tokyo National Museum
The Asahi Shimbun, 2008

Albert Paley, In the 21st Century -- $20
Carter Ratcliff
Signed by the Artist, 1st Edition
University of Rochester, 2010

The Art of the Disney Golden Books -- $25
Charles Solomon
1st Edition
Disney Editions, 2014

The Paintings of Walter Pach --$30                             
Laurette E. McCarthy
Francis M. Nauman, 2011
The Paintings of Walter Pach

Japanese Cloisonne Enamels -- $40
The Stephen W. Fisher Collection
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 2009

Watercolour Workshop II --$30
(Chinese edition)
Les Diners de Gala - A cookbook by Salvador Dali
Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2008

Les Diners de Gala -- $30
Salvador Dali
Capt. J. Peter Moore, Translator
Felicie, Inc., 1973

William Morris and the Art of the Book -- $35
With Essays by Needham, Dunlap, Dreyfus
The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976

Italian Treasures in the US: -- $25
An Itinerary of Art
Renato Miracco, Editor
Gangemi Editore , 2015

The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta -- $15
Betty Ballantine, Introd.
Rufus Publication/Peacock Press/Bantam, 1975

Frank Frazetta, Book Two -- $15
Betty Ballantine, Editor
Peacock Press/Bantam Books, 1977

Frank Frazetta, Book Three -- $15
Betty Ballantine, Editor
Peacock Press/Bantam Books, 1978

The Sacred Oriotorios, -- $40
as Set to Music by Geo. F. Handel, Part I       
T. Heptinstall, 1799

Photos by Basilico and others in Beirut City Centre
Beirut, City Centre -- $100
Photos by Gabriele Basilico, et. al.
Editions du Cypres, 1992     

Captain America, Ed Brubaker -- $50
Marvel Omnibus
Marvel, 2007

The Plants of 1917 -- $30
Vol 4. Summer 11      
Wolfgang Hageney, Editor
Belvedere, 1985

Stained Glass in Catholic Philadelphia - $35
Jean M. Farnsworth,, Editors
Saint Joseph’s University Press, 2002