The 36th Annual ‘That BIG Book Sale’ Is A Treasure Hunt For Book Lovers

The Charleston Friends of the Library are proud to present That BIG Book Sale on October 13-15 at the Omar Shrine Auditorium, with the Preview Sale for members taking place on October 12th from 5-8 p.m. This year’s That BIG Book Sale will feature over 60,000 unique books, DVDS, CDs, audio books, sheet music, and maps all available to purchase for prices as low as $.50.  You never know what you’ll find!

Proceeds from the event will help support more than 6,000 free community programs offered through the Charleston County Library system.  “Every month we fund hundreds and hundreds of programs that happen in the branches — programs, classes, resume building — activities for the diverse community of Charleston,” explains Brittany Mathis, Executive Director of the Charleston Friends of the Library.

Despite the popularity of digital reading and entertainment, That BIG Book Sale is still a major draw for book lovers and booksellers.  “It’s amazing to see the community come together,” Mathis says. “It’s a testament to the love of the physical book.”

That BIG Book Sale

October 13, 14, & 15

Friday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Rd., 29464

Admission is FREE 

The Charleston Friends of the Library are proud to announce that they have joined the Charleston County Public Library system in ending the distribution of single-use plastic bags. Instead of using donated plastic bags at their sales, the Friends will provide patrons with paperbags for a small fee of 25 cents.  The Friends encourage the public to bring their own bags.

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 and reception for Friends of the Library members will be held during the evening of Thursday, October 12th from 5-8 p.m.  Guests can become a member of the Friends of the Library for $20 at the door, and can purchase tickets to the optional event reception.  Checks, cash, and major credit cards accepted.

The Charleston Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for the Charleston County Public Library system.

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