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The Friends hold three weekend-long book sales each year with thousands of books in all categories priced to sell quickly.
The Friday of each sale is members only.Non-members can join at the door. Saturday and Sunday are open to the public, including Sunday's bag sale.
2023 Book Sale Dates
March 24 – 26
August 25 – 27
December 1 – 3 (Sip & Shop December 1)
2024 Book Sale Dates
April 12 - 14
August 23 - 25
December 6 - 8
(Sip & Shop December 6)
Sip & Shop
The Library is open after-hours from 7:00 to9:00 p.m. on the members-only Friday of the December book sale. Friends members and guests (one guest per member) enjoy free wine, light food and dessert while browsing book bargains.
Sip & Shop Dates
December 1, 2023
December 6, 2024
Annual Membership Lunch
Each year all Friends members are invited to attend
our Annual Membership Lunch. This free event includes a brief annual meeting where you can hear about
the impact your membership makes on the Library and enjoy a fun program. We also present the slate of Friends
board members and officers for your vote.
right: WCHL radio host Aaron Keck and Library Director Susan Brown
“Talking Books” at the May 2019 Annual Membership Lunch
The Friends display a variety of themed raffle baskets – including books and other fantastic items – in the Library's "Bookie Monster" window prior to the spring book sale. Raffle tickets are sold online and in-person during the book sale.
Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library A 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the Library