September 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
This year’s Friends of the Beaufort Library Fall Book Sale is being held Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort.
Everyone’s favorite book sale is the main fundraising event held by the Beaufort Friends, with all proceeds benefiting the Beaufort County Library System branches in Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Island.
All proceeds from this sale go back into the branch libraries to support programming and materials.
On Friday, September 25th, a private 2-hour sale for all members of the Friends will be held from 10:00am-Noon. Those who are interested in becoming a member can sign up any time before or during the presale at the membership table to gain access to the presale.
The sale will open to the general public on Friday, September 25th from 12:00pm-6:00pm, and will reopen on Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm. The book sale will reopen from 12:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday, during which time ALL books and audio-visual items will be half-price, including the Rare and Collectible books.
Most books are priced at $2.00 for hardbacks, $1.50 for large “Trade” paperbacks, and 50 cents for “pocket” paperbacks. Children’s books and audio-visual materials are also individually priced at ten cents and up.
Included in this years’ sale are over 100 original editions of Tom Swift & Tom Swift Jr. books coming from one donor, along with numerous golf books from the library of a past Friends board member.
Browsers will notice the addition of a few new categories at this years’ sale, and books will be added regularly throughout the sale as well.
The popular Silent Auction will again be conducted during the sale, with bids accepted anytime between 10:00am on Friday and 4:00pm on Saturday, when bidding closes and all successful bidders present will be able to pay for lots they won.
Some of the items headlining this year’s auction include several autographed books by Pat Conroy; a 6-volume 1900 Edition of the Complete Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, limited to 1000 numbered, leather-bound sets; 7 early Stephen King novels including his first 3 books; 15 leather-bound volumes from the LIBRARY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE; a signed copy of Jimmie Buffet‘s MARGARITAVILLE