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That BIG Book Sale

October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

That BIG Book Sale
October 13-15, 2017

The 36th Annual That BIG Book Sale will be held at the Omar Shrine Auditorium from October 13th – 15th, with our Preview Sale for members taking place on October 12th from 5-8 p.m. This year’s That BIG Book Sale will feature more than 60,000 books, DVDs, and CDs all donated by the community. You never know what you’ll find!


That BIG Book Sale
October 13, 14, & 15
Friday 9 a.m. – 7p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Admission is FREE.  All items (excluding tote bags) will be marked half price on the last day of the sale, Sunday, October 15th.

Become a member of the Friends and attend our Member’s Preview Sale on October 12th from 5-8 p.m.  You’ll get a first look at everything we have for sale and have the opportunity to enjoy an enchanting reception that begins at 4 p.m. (see below for more details). For more information on becoming a member, click here.

We NEED more volunteers for our That BIG Book Sale. You’ll have fun, support your Library, and earn free books for your time! Click here to learn more about volunteering.


Membership Preview Sale & Reception

This year our That BIG Book Sale Special Member Event is better than ever! In addition to getting first access to all the goods, we’re offering a special Member’s Event Reception. The reception is optional. This reception will feature delicious shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, and more. While dining, members can sip on a complimentary wine, beer, specialty cocktail or non-alcoholic drink. The Member’s Event Reception takes place from 4:00pm- 8:00pm.  Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under.  Purchase your tickets here, or at the door. Please call (843) 805-6882 or director@charlestonlibraryfriends.org for more information. Proceeds from the Reception go back to supporting the Library.


We’re Going Green- Saying Goodbye to Plastic Bags at our That BIG Book Sale & Branch Book Sales

We have joined the Charleston County Public Library system in ending the distribution of single-use plastic bags. Instead of using donated plastic bags at our sales, we will now purchase paperbags for patrons to use. However, in an effort to keep our book sale prices low, we must regrettably charge a small fee of $0.25 per bag. We encourage shoppers to bring their own bags to our sales. Tote bags will also be available for purchase.



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October 13, 2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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