The Spring Book Sale of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library (FotCCL) will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 11 to 13, at the library on the campus of Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro.
The hours of the sale are:
- Thursday, April 11, from 9 am to 7 pm
- Friday, April 12, from 9 am to 7 pm
- Saturday, April 13, from 9 am to 4 pm
Admission is free, and purchases may be made by cash or check, but not credit cards.
On Thursday, the first day of the sale, most hardcover books are $3; trade paperbacks are $2; and small paperbacks are 50¢ — plus sales of $200 or more earn a 20% discount. On Friday, all books and materials are half price, and on Saturday customers may fill grocery bags with books and materials they choose for $5 each, with no limit on the number of bags.
More than 15,000 books and audio and video materials will be available for purchase. Each sale offers a completely new assortment of titles, and the materials are in good to excellent condition, all organized by subject or format.
Book lovers from all over North Carolina travel to Pittsboro for the FotCCL book sales. These sales have earned a solid reputation because of the outstanding selection and quality of books and audio-visual materials, all donated by the generous residents of Chatham County.
A popular feature of the Friends sale is the "Collectors' Corner," which offers rare and special books for $15 and up. These books generally are priced at no more than a quarter to a half of their lowest online value. A listing of these books may be found on the Friends Website at www.friendsofthechathamcommunitylibrary.org.
This year, the sale also includes more than 2,000 books from the collection of the late Doris Betts, celebrated author and beloved Chatham County neighbor. Doris's family generously donated many of her books to the Friends for this sale in honor of Doris's love for Chatham County and the library.
Included are many volumes inscribed to Doris by authors who were her students or admirers. Other books from her collection include her handwritten notes or copies of reviews that she wrote. Some of these will be included in the Collector's Corner, but most will be available at the regular prices.
All proceeds from the book sale are used to benefit the library for underwriting programs; purchasing needed books, materials and equipment; and improving its technology and services.
The book sale will be held in the Holmes Family Meeting Room of the library, which is at 197 NC Highway 87 in Pittsboro, about a half mile north of US Highway 64 Business (West Street). Plenty of free parking is available at the library and adjacent college.
For more information about the sale, as well as membership and volunteer opportunities, visit the FotCCL Website at www.friendsofthechathamcommunitylibrary.org.