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That Summer Book Sale

When: Thu., June 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fri., June 15, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat., June 16, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sun., June 17, 2-4 p.m. 2012

Just in time to knock out your summer reading lists, the Charleston Friends of the Library are holding a summer offshoot of their fall That Big Book Sale. The June version, held at the Main Library on Calhoun Street, will be stocked up with roughly 6,000 donated books, CDs, and DVDs. The sale will have materials ranging anywhere from non-fiction, Charleston-centric, and beach reads to children’s books and romance novels. DVDs will sell for a meager $2, and music collectors will be on cloud nine with loads of $1 CDs. Any survivors at the end of the sale will be donated to local groups. “We invite over 50 area nonprofits into the space to pick up the leftover books,” says Friends of the Library Director Emily Everett. “Teachers’ Supply Closet, Halos, Bookworm Angels, and Begin with Books are just a few of the groups that receive these. We are always looking to add to this list so that every book finds a home.” The event is free to the public, and book sales will fund over 80 percent of the organization’s annual contribution to the Charleston County Public Library. Those interested in donating materials can do so year-round at any of the 16 Charleston County Public Library’s branches.

Elizabeth Estochen

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