Charleston Friends of the Library Announces Dates and Times for That BIG Book Sale

The Charleston Friends of the Library are excited to host our 38th annual That BIG Book Sale, October 11-13 at the Omar Shrine Auditorium (176 Patriots Point Road.) Over 60,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on CDs, sheet music and maps will be on sale to the public with prices starting at just $.50. For the price of movie ticket, 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 Charleston County Library system continues to see a huge surge in patron interest: people are flooding in to attend computer and resume preparation classes, enjoy free writing workshops led by Charleston’s best writers, participate in children’s story hours, watch the Metropolitan Opera simulcast, and, of course, check out a wide array of books, DVDs, CDs, and more. And it’s all free. For over 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.

Admission is 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, October 10th from 5-8: p.m. Checks, cash, and major credit cards accepted. You can become a member of the Friends of the Library for $20 (individuals) or $35 (families) at the door.

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to assisting the Charleston County Library by providing annual funding for more than 6,000 community programs and classes which are free throughout the county’s 17 branch library network. For information, visit or call 843-805-6882.

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