CFOL organizes book sales throughout the year where book lovers, educators, families, and friends can discover new books by authors they love, or old favorites at bargain prices. High quality books from literary fiction to political biographies are marked at significantly reduced rates and all proceeds go to supporting the programs of your local library. Also keep an eye out for pop up book sales that happen throughout the year at locations across the county.

May 28-30: That BIG Book Sale

Shop thousands of gently used books that we’ve been collecting for months. Prices range from $1 for children’s books and up for dozens of genres including fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, foreign language, and more.

May 28, 29, & 30
Friday 9 a.m. – 7p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
*Thursday, May 27,  5:00pm – 8:00pm (Member’s Event)*

July -11: Main Branch Book Sale

Our three-day sale will feature bargain-priced books and media. Our collection will consist of fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, CDs, and DVDs.

July 9, 10, & 11
Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Thursday, July 8,  4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Member’s Event)*

September 9-11: Fall Book Sale Baxter-Patrick Library

Our two-day sale will feature bargain-priced books, art, and odd’s and ends. Our collection will consist of fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, cookbooks, South Carolina books and more!

Friday, September 10, 9 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

Saturday, September 11 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

*Thursday, September 9, 4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Member’s Event Only)*

Admission is free to all sales.

Special member events will be held the Thursday before each sale for the Charleston Friends of the Library members.

Become a member of The Charleston Friends of the Library

Volunteer for FREE Books!

Volunteer Activities:

  • Set up and break down the sale
  • Sort and organize items
  • Cashier and more!

Group Volunteers: This is an excellent group volunteer opportunity! If your school, company or organization is interested in pitching in, please email, or sign up online by clicking on the link here.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Free Books:  volunteers receive a coupon for $10 off a purchase
  • The satisfaction that comes with helping your community

Click here to volunteer for our Fall Book Sale!

2021 Sponsors:

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Sponsor The Annual Big Book Sale

Want to gain great visibility for your company during the sale? Looking for ways to further support the Library? Become a Sponsor! There are over 5,000 shoppers coming through the doors during the 4-day event.  Become a sponsor today!  Please call (843) 805-6882 for more information.