Big Book Sale at Chapel Hill Public Library Dec. 7

Post Date:11/26/2018 4:50 PM

From Dec. 7 to 9, the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library invite you to browse and buy from more than 20,000 books, movies, vinyl, games, art and more. All proceeds benefit the programs, collection and services of Chapel Hill Public Library. You’ll find unbelievable prices and selections all three days. Friday is members-only preview. Memberships are sold at the door and range from $10 for students to $35 for families, or go online now at and click on "Join Us."  On Saturday and Sunday, the sale is free and open to the public.

Something Special Friday Evening – Holiday Sip & Shop

By popular demand we are extending our Friday hours with a bonus for everyone. The sale will close at 5:30 p.m. and reopen at 7 p.m. for Sip & Shop. Join us for a fun Friday night of wine, cheese, desserts, and shopping among fellow book lovers. Two shoppers can sip and shop for just $25, which includes a one year membership in the Friends. If you are already a member, you and a friend can sip and shop for free. This year we also have a selection of art along with the books.

The sale is free and opens to the general public on Saturday from 10 am. to 5:30 p.m. and wraps up on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a Bag Sale for $5 a bag (bring your own bag).

In addition to a larger than usual selection of the classics, you’ll find all kinds of books for children, young adults and all ages including fiction, mystery, science fiction and romance. There are lots of non-fiction; biographies, cookbooks, gardening, history, hobbies, travel and more. There are also special book sets and art and coffee table books. Prices start at 50 cents for children’s books and mass market paperbacks, with most books priced under $3.

In addition to the big sale in the meeting rooms on the upper level of the Library, the Friends Book Store inside the lower level entrance will have thousands of gift-quality books on sale. Book Store hours during the sale are 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Book Store will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 9 and reopen with regular hours at noon on Monday, Dec. 10.

The Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library is a 500+ member non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting Chapel Hill Public Library. Thanks to your support, the Friends are able to supplement the Library’s budget with over $135,000 a year. For more information about the sale and the Friends or to join on line, visit


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