Book donations are accepted at the Friendly Bookshop. We are only able to accept books in good condition. Donated items become the property of the Friends of the Library. Neither the Friends nor the staff at the library can provide values for donated items.

  • Ripped, mildewed, or otherwise damaged books cannot be accepted.
  • Bibles and hymnbooks cannot be accepted due to the poor market for these items.
  • Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and magazines cannot be accepted, including volumes of National Geographic.

Ideas for other places to contact about donating books in good condition are: churches, nursing homes, hospitals, thrift stores, or places similar to Edna's Place.

Damaged or worn hardbacks can be recycled if the cover is removed. Paperbacks can be recycled as is.

Friends of the James L. Hamner Public Library

Saturday: 10:00 - 1:00

Contact the Friends

Membership information is available at the James L. Hamner Public Library or at the Friendly Bookshop.

The Friends of the James L. Hamner Public Library, a 501(c)3 organization, accept donations to help in their mission of supporting the James L. Hamner Public Library. The Friends accept donations on behalf of the JLH Library and ask that donors consider remembering the library in their wills. Checks may be made out to Friends of the JLH Library.

The Friends of the Library thank all donors for helping the Friends succeed in their mission of supporting the library.

Bookshop Hours

P.O. Box 170

Amelia, VA 23002

The Friendly Bookshop is located on Virginia Street and Court Street, diagonally from the court house.

Please contact the Friends for information on memorial and donor leaves and bricks.

Memorial Bricks and Leaves

The Friendly Bookshop

Support the Library

Friend: Individual (1 Year) $5

Good Friend: Individual (5 Years) $20

True Blue Friend: Business/Organization (1 Year) $50

Benevolent Friend: Buy a book for the library $50

Lifetime Friend: Individual (Lifetime) $100

Join the friends of the library

Donate Books and DVDs