Charleston Friends of the Library Hosts its Annual That BIG Book Sale Event

CCPL book sale poster

Book lovers and bargain hunters are in for a real treat when the Charleston Friends of the Library host its 34th annual That BIG Book Sale, October 9-11, at the Omar Shrine Auditorium. 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 one movie ticket or one new paperback book, 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.

This massive book sale not only features a wide variety of bargains to be found, but it gives the public the opportunity to support their local library.  The Charleston County Library system continues to see a huge surge in patron interest:  from people attending computer and resume preparation classes, to those enjoying free writing workshops led by Charleston’s best writers, to children’s story hours, Metropolitan Opera simulcast, and of course 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.

That BIG Book Sale

October 9, 10, & 11

Friday 9 a.m. - 7p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Rd., 29464

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 8th 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 at the door.

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to assisting the county library by providing annual funding for more than 4,000 community programs and classes which are free throughout the county’s 16 branch library network. 

For information visit or call 843-805-6882.