Book Sales

The Big Book Sale

The Friends most important fund raisers are the Big Book Sales.   The sales include thousands of books donated by the community’s residents to the Library.  Some go to the Library’s collection and some to the Friends Book Store and the rest are sold by the Friends in three-day Big Book Sales three times a year.  Sales are organized by category and books are priced to move quickly.  Fridays are for Friends members only; Saturdays and Sundays are open to the public.  Sunday is Bag Sale day.  Bring your own bag the size of a grocery paper bag, or we will provide one.  Shoppers can fill them for $5.00 per bag with no limit on the number of bags.

Big Book Sale Dates and Location

Dates are announced on this web site, the Library’s web site and local newspapers as well as in the Friends Newsletter and email from the Friends and the Library.

The location is all four meeting rooms off the lobby.

Dates for 2017 Big Book Sales are April 7-9, September 8-10, and Dec 1-3.

Dates for 2018 Big Book Sales are April 13-15, September 7-9, and Dec 7-9.

Big Book Sale Hours

Friday: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm (Friends only – new members can join at the door)
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (bag sale–bring your own bag)


We need many helpers for a successful Big Book Sale, and we encourage you to volunteer.  Here is detailed information about Big Book Sale volunteering.

Donating Books

See the Library’s book donations page for how to donate.

Please note that the Friends do not accept magazines or journals, outdated textbooks, or encyclopedias (except by special arrangement). Please call the Friends at 919 969-2047 or e-mail with specific information to learn if you have something that would be acceptable.

The Friends are interested in books by local authors and books about North Carolina.

Big Book Sale – Friends Members Day @ All Rooms off the Lobby
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Friends Members Only — new members can join at the door.

Big Book Sale – Open to the Public @ All Rooms off the Lobby
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Open to the public.

Big Book Sale – Bag Day @ All Rooms off the Lobby
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bag Sale — Bring your own bag the size of a paper grocery bag.