Friends of the Library announce dates and times for That BIG Book Sale

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2013

That BIG Book Sale is back on Oct 11-13 where shoppers can snatch up their favorites from more than 60,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs and tapes, VHS, sheet music and maps that will be available at the Omar Shrine Auditorium. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Charleston Friends of the Library are proud to present That BIG Book Sale, Oct. 11, 12 and 13 at the Omar Shrine Auditorium. More than 60,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs and tapes, VHS, sheet music and maps will be on sale to the public with prices starting at just $.50. For the price of one movie ticket or one new paperback book, shoppers can walk out with a basket full of books, DVDs and CDs that they can enjoy over and over again or pass on to a friend. The event will also feature a rare book auction.

The Charleston County Library system continues to see a huge surge in patron interest: from people attending computer and resume preparation classes, to those enjoying free writing workshops led by Charleston’s best writers, to children’s story hours, Metropolitan Opera simulcast and of course books, DVDs, CDs and more. And it’s all free. For more than 30 years, The Friends of the Library, a non-profit, has been busy raising money to help the library support all of these exciting community events.

What: That BIG Book Sale

When: Friday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Rd.

Admission: Free

Admission to That BIG Book Sale is free. Items will be half price on Sunday, with the exception of tote bags. A special preview sale for Friends of the Library members will be held during the evening of Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Checks, cash and major credit cards accepted. You can become a member of the Friends of the Library for $20 at the door.

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to assisting the county library by providing annual funding for more than 7,000 community programs and classes which are free throughout the county’s 16 branch library network.

For information visit www.charlestonlibraryfriends.org or call 843-805-6882.

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