That BIG Book Sale Returns Featuring over 60,000 books for all ages and interests

Book lovers and bargain hunters are in for a real treat when the Charleston Friends of the Library (CFOL) returns to host its 39th Annual That BIG Book Sale after canceling last year’s event because of the pandemic. The weekend of May 28-30, 2021, at the Omar Shrine Auditorium the public can expect over 60,000 books in all categories including Children’s, Fiction, History, Cooking, Gardening, Foreign Language, Premium, and more, all on sale with prices starting at just $1. For the price of one movie ticket or one new paperback book, shoppers can walk out with a basket full of books that they can enjoy over and over again, or pass on to a friend all while supporting the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL).

“The CFOL is thrilled to host That BIG Book Sale again after having to cancel last year’s event. We have been collecting thousands of gently used books to appeal to every reader. We have worked hard to ensure this sale will be safe for our volunteers and shoppers by spacing out our tables, requiring face masks, and providing express checkout, among other COVID protocols,” said Susan Hoffius, President, CFOL Board of Directors. “We hope to see our regular shoppers and invite new shoppers to come to find their new favorite book (or two!).”

With the support of sponsors like Crews Subaru of Charleston, 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 on Thursday, May 27th. Food trucks will be on-site throughout the weekend and a special appearance from CCPL’s mascot Owlbert is expected on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Checks, cash, and major credit cards accepted.

Please follow us on Social Media for updates at @chslibfriends and or directly support us by being a member or making a donation on our website Becoming a Friend of the Library is a great way to show your support for the Charleston County Public Library, help fund library programs, and encourage reading in our community.

WHO: The CFOL is a non-profit volunteer organization that raises money through book sales to help fund library services, equipment, training, materials, and public programming. The CFOL collects and sorts donated books for resale to raise money.

WHAT: 39th Annual That BIG Book Sale


📆 Dates: Thursday, May 27 - Sunday, May 30

Member Pre Sale - Thursday 5/27 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 5/28 | 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m

Saturday 5/29 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Half price items - Sunday 5/30 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

📍 Location: Omar Shrine Auditorium

176 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

WHY: Find great books and great bargains plus support your local Library.

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