Message regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
Fellow Book Lovers, we miss you and need your help!
Books Among Friends, the Friends of the Durham Library’s (FODL) big book sale location, is looking for a new home. Northgate Mall is no longer a viable option for us. We are eager to reopen in a site that would work as a Donation and Distribution Center and possibly, in the future, as our new book sale location. We need your help in finding a suitable spot at a relatively low cost.
We are looking for approximately 3,000 – 4,000 square feet in a safe and reasonably central location. It must have a bathroom and running water, a working HVAC system, easy access for donors, and safe parking for volunteers. We are fortunate to have shelving and equipment, so the less ”upfitting” the better. Every dollar we spend is a dollar less that can go the library, so donations of space, reduced rent, or even the donation of a building would be gratefully reviewed.
The FODL Board and all the sorters are eager to serve you again, and we hear from the community that you have missed us, too! So please help us get back to business. We very much welcome any leads you may have! Please call 919-560-7159 or email FODLdonations@gmail.com with ideas.
Did you know. . .
that Friends of the Durham Library is a charity available on Amazon Smile?
You can link your existing Amazon account to Friends of the Durham Library at smile.amazon.com, then log in through smile.amazon.com whenever you shop Amazon, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price of any eligible products to FODL.
Book Sales at
Books Among Friends
Next Book Sale: TBD
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.
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