Pittsboro, NC – Despite the growing popularity of digital media, printed books are still as popular today as ever. So, once again the Friends of the Chatham Community Library (FotCCL) will hold its Fall Book Sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 17, 18 and 19, at the library on the campus of Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro, NC.
Hours of the sale are Thursday, September 17, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, September 18, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, and purchases may be made by cash or check, but no credit cards are accepted.
More than 15,000 hardbound and softbound books, plus DVDs, CDs, audio books and more, will be available for purchase. Each sale offers a completely new assortment of titles, all in very good to excellent condition, and to make shopping easier all of the materials are organized by category, subject or format.
On Thursday, the first day of the sale, most hardcover books are $3; trade paperbacks are $2; and small paperbacks are 50¢. Sales of $200 or more are entitled to a 20% discount. On Friday, all books and materials are half price, and on Saturday customers may fill grocery bags with books and other materials they choose for $5 each, with no limit to the number of bags. (At the sale, bags are available free, compliments of the local Harris Teeter and Lowes food stores.)
Members of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library receive an additional discount of $3. This includes all those who choose to join the Friends at the book sale.
A popular feature of the Friends book sale is Claudia’s Corner (formerly called the Collector’s Corner), which offers rare, noteworthy or special books starting at $10. These books are in a special room and priced at no more than a quarter to a third of their lowest value online. A listing of these books may be found on the FotCCL Website at www.friendsccl.org/booksale.
Book lovers from all over North Carolina (and nearby states) travel to Pittsboro for the FotCCL book sales because they’ve earned a solid reputation for their outstanding selection and quality of books and audio-visual materials — all of which are donated by Chatham County residents and other area residents and organizations.
Proceeds from the book sale are used to benefit the library for underwriting various programs; purchasing needed books, materials and equipment; and improving its technology and services.
The book sale is held in the Holmes Family Meeting Room of the library, which is located at 197 NC Highway 87 North in Pittsboro, about a half mile north of US Highway 64 Business (West Street). There is ample free parking at the library and adjacent college, plus volunteers to assist with carrying out and loading books.
More information about the book sale, including membership and volunteer opportunities, may be found on the FotCCL Website at www.friendsccl.org.