Sip n' Shop — Friends Big Book Sale

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Program Type:

Book Sale

Age Group:

Adults, Everyone
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Program Description

Event Details

Just in time for holiday shopping, the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library invite bargain hunters and book lovers to their upcoming Big Book Sale—Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3 at Chapel Hill Public Library. Friday afternoon shopping will be followed by the annual Sip & Shop event.

  • Friday, December 1 from 3 to 5:30pm (members only sale)
  • Friday, December 1 from 7-9pm (Sip & Shop)
  • Saturday, December 2 from 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday, December 3 from 10am to 2pm ($10 bag sale)

For those who want first crack at all the bargains, there are two ways to shop the sale early. Friday afternoon is only for Friends members – and memberships are available at the door or anytime online. Friday evening brings the opportunity to enjoy wine, light food, and desserts and shop the sale in a festive environment. The Sip & Shop is $25 for two shoppers and free for Friends members and a guest.

Saturday and Sunday sales are open to the public, with an extensive inventory of gently used fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults, as well as puzzles, with prices starting at $1. On Sunday, shoppers can bring their own bag and fill it with books for just $10. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own bags for all three sale days. Commercial book resellers will be charged for extra boxes supplied by the Friends and shoppers will be limited on the number of boxes or bins that can be stored in the lobby before purchase.

Things to Know


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