Welcome to the Friends of the Durham Library

The Friends of the Durham Library is nonprofit that helps fund programs, services, and materials at Durham County Library. You can help by becoming a member, attending a book sale at Books Among Friends, and by donating gently used books.

 

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Due to the spread of COVID-19

The Friends of the Durham Library April Book Sale has been cancelled.

In an effort to protect the health of our members, volunteers, and the larger Durham community, the Friends of the Durham Library have decided to cancel the book sale scheduled to occur on April 4 & 5 at Books Among Friends, our Northgate location. We are sorry for any inconvenience. As of today, our June 6 & 7 book sale will go on as scheduled. Please stay tuned. We will provide updates as things in Durham County progress.

Thank you.

Book Sales at
Books Among Friends

 

Next Book Sale: June 6 & 7, 2020

Saturday

10 am–12 noon members only

*memberships available for sale at the door

12 noon – 4 pm regular sale/open to all

 

Sunday

1 pm–4 pm $10 bag sale/open to public

Books Among Friends is located inside Northgate, 1058 W Club Blvd, Suite 252, Durham, NC 27701, to the immediate left of the former Sears. Books Among Friends does not have regular open hours. The store is open for six big sales in 2019. See the full schedule here.

Books Among Friends is stocked through donations. Your donations allow us to fund our programs and support the library staff. You can donate your gently used books at any of Durham County’s regional libraries and Stanford L. Warren Branch Library during regular hours. You can also bring your books to Books Among Friends on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles W. Eliot

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ― Mark Twain

“Books may well be the only true magic.” ― Alice Hoffman