Readers rejoice! ‘That Big Book Sale’ runs all weekend

VIDEO: Charleston Friends of the Library host 'That Big Book Sale'

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A giant sale with more than 60,000 books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, sheet music and maps available to buy for some items as low as 50 cents runs through Sunday.

If you like books, especially at bargain prices, then That Big Book Sale is for you. It’s happening this weekend at the Omar Shrine Auditorium at 176 Patriots Point Rd. in Mount Pleasant.

It’s sponsored by Charleston Friends of the Library and it’s for book lovers, educators, families, and friends. You can discover new books by authors you love, or old favorites at bargain prices. High quality books from literary fiction to political biographies are marked at significantly reduced rates and all proceeds go to supporting the programs of your local library.

“We have people who come in and load up for their classrooms, they find rare books and add to their collections in their home libraries, people who have hobbies are buying craft books and cookbooks, they have a collection of cookbooks they find at the sales, there’s a book for everyone,” Friends of the Library Executive Director Jeanell Marvin said. “There are thousands of programs we help fund, so it’s really exciting to see the money go back to the community that provides the books.”

The sale began Friday and continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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