Throughout the year, community members donate their new and gently used books to the Friends in support of the Library. Some of these books go directly to the Library shelves; the rest are sold at our quarterly book sales. Book sales are held at the Chapel Hill Public Library, usually in February, May, August, and November.
Wednesday Book Sales
Wednesday Mini-Sales are most Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm in either the Lobby or the downstairs meeting room. There is no sale on the Wednesdays before and after the Quarterly Book Sale. Wednesday Mini-Sales are suspended until we return to our permanent location.
Quarterly Book Sale Dates
- Next sale will be Friday, Saturday, Sunday January 11-13, 2013.
Quarterly Book Sale Hours
|Friday:||3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Friends only - new members can join at the door)|
|Saturday:||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Sunday:||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (bag sale)|
See the Library's book donations page for how to donate while we are located at University Mall.
Please note that the Friends do not accept magazines or journals (except by special arrangement), outdated textbooks, or books about business, economics, education, law, sociology, etc. (unless they are of general or historical interest). Exceptions to the above include books by local authors and books about North Carolina.
Each week for more than 30 years, the Bookworms gather, unpack, categorize, price and repack books and other items for the book sales. The Bookworms are Virginia Powell, Jean Seaman, and Joyce Watkins. They rely on a group of dedicated volunteers who work as set-up helpers, cashiers, and clean-up crew. If you would like to volunteer to help at our book sales, please email .