Friends of the Beaufort Library holds Annual Fall Book Sale

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The Friends of the Beaufort Library: Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches (FOL) will hold its Annual Fall Book Sale September 26-28 at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort.

This photo by Bob Sofaly from the 2012 Friends of Beaufort Library won an award from the South Carolina Press Association in the "humor photo" category.
This photo by Bob Sofaly from the 2012 Friends of Beaufort Library won an award from the South Carolina Press Association in the “humor photo” category.

FOL Beaufort LogoThe Friends of the Library member-only preview sale is from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 26 with the sale opened to the public starting at noon (through 6 p.m.) and continuing on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. This book sale is the main fundraiser for the FOL with all proceeds benefitting the Beaufort County Public Library branches in Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Island. Renew your FOL membership or join the Friends to gain early member preview access.

Always one of the biggest sales of its type held in Beaufort County, it will be just as grand this year with thousands of gently used books, CDs and DVDs available. Books will again be priced at $2 for most hardbacks, $1.50 for trade paperbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks. Children’s books will be individually priced with many just 10 cents. On Sunday, all remaining books will be half-price.

Also, the popular Silent Auction begins Friday morning and concludes at 4 p.m. on Saturday.  This year’s auction includes numerous rare and collectible volumes including books from the library of local author Lois Battle as well as a large number of books from Historian Richard Raeon with diverse subjects as the Civil War, French & Indian War, American Revolution, Beaufort and other local and regional state history and more.

As in previous years, the book sale includes titles of every genre, for all ages and covering every conceivable subject area. This includes fiction, biography, nature, how-to, art, travel, local interest, military, history, a large children’s section, cookbooks and autographed selections. The fall book sale is the main fundraiser for the FOL, which, in turn, is the largest volunteer supporter of the three public library branches located in northern Beaufort County (downtown Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Island).

Prior to the book sale, and at any time, book donations continue to be encouraged and accepted at all three library branches.

To become a member of FOL contact Alyssa Martin at 443-223-8108, amaps@aol.com. To volunteer, contact Patricia Ethier at 843-524-8442, patrishethier@hargray.com.