Friends of Beaufort Library Fall Book Sale returns


This year’s bookstravaganza includes new Meet the Authors program 

From staff reports 

The Friends of the Beaufort Library (FOL) has announced the return of the annual Fall Book Sale November 5-7. 

Because of the pandemic, the 2020 sale was canceled, so this year’s sale promises to be bigger and better than ever. The event kicks off to the public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, after a 9 to 11 a.m. special members-only preview sale. Those wishing to join the FOL to attend the preview sale can do so at the gate for $25. The sale resumes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, and concludes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. All items on Sunday will be priced at 50 percent off. 

“We have a wide range of book genres, something for everyone, including hundreds of rare and collectible items,” Book Sale Co-Chair Deb Chevas said in a release. Serving with Chevas as the other two event Co-Chairs are Amy Ferreira and Kathy Cooper. 

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” Friends’ President Carter Hoyt said. “This one weekend event allows us to provide tens of thousands of dollars to support the Beaufort, St. Helena, and Lobeco branches — so, please come see us and take home a big bag of books!” 

The 2021 event has something new: The Meet the Authors Program. Throughout the 3-day sale, local authors will be on hand to meet the public, sign and sell their books, and answer questions. The final author schedule will be available soon but be assured there will be plenty of surprises in store! 

In addition to the sale, the Friends’ other annual marquee event is the Books Sandwiched In (BSI) lecture series held at USC Beaufort Center for the Arts and online. The BSI program kicks off January 10, 2022 with Mayor Stephen Murray presenting “Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity,” by Charles Marohn, Jr. 

The Friends of the Beaufort Library (Friends) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1979 to provide financial support to the Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena branches of the Beaufort County Library. To learn more about the Fall Book Sale, BSI, and how to become a Friends member, visit FriendsofBeaufortLibrary. com. 

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