Upcoming Sales

Put our February Sale on your Calendar!

February 8th & 9th

Members Only: 10 a.m. – 12 noon (Memberships for sale at the door.)
Open to the Public: 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Public $10 Bag Sale: 1 – 4 p.m.

February 8 & 9: Book Sale at Books Among Friends

Inside Northgate – 1058 W Club Blvd, Suite 252, Durham, NC 27701

February is Black History Month. How about celebrating with new or classic fiction and nonfiction by African-American authors? And, though we’re still a few months away from winter’s final frost, February also is a great time to gather ideas and tips for your 2020 gardening and landscaping plans! Come on by. Books Among Friends may have just what you’re seeking, as well as other interesting new items for your home collection.

Book sale proceeds go to the Friends of the Durham Library, a 36-year-old nonprofit that helps Durham County Library fund programs, services, and materials. Its storefront shop, Books Among Friends, is inside Northgate in Suite 252. Enter the mall at entrance 8 near Foot Locker, turn left, and head down to the last storefront on the left before you reach the former Sears.

Saturday, February 8 · Members Only*: 10 a.m. – 12 noon · Open to the Public: 12 noon – 4 p.m.

*Memberships for sale at the door and online at www.fodlnc.org.

On Saturday, hardbacks are $3, trade paperbacks are $2, small paperbacks are 50 cents, and children’s books are 25 cents to $1. AV materials are $1 – $4 and special books are priced as marked. The sale is open to the public starting at 12 noon. For early access starting at 10 a.m., purchase an annual individual membership ($15) or family membership ($25) at the door or online at www.fodlnc.org.

Sunday, February 9 · $10 Bag Sale, Open to the Public: 1 – 4 p.m.

The second day of FODL’s book sale is Bag Sale Day, when you can fill a shopping bag full of books for just $10. You know it, you love it, and this year it’s even better with our new bulk discount. When you buy more than five bags, additional bags are only $5 each. So, the first five bags are $10 each, and every bag after that is just $5. Bag number six is $5. Bag number seven is $5. Number eight? Also just $5! The more you buy, the more you save. Come to the Bag Sale and get all the books you want at a bargain price while supporting the fine work of the Friends of the Durham Library. Plus, items amounting to less than a half-bag are half their original prices. Fill as many bags as you want!

Questions? Email FODLdonations@gmail.com or call 919-695-3505.


How to Donate Items

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.

There are two ways to donate books to the Friends

  • Bring your books directly to East, North, South, or Southwest Regional Libraries or Stanford L. Warren Branch Library during regular operating hours, and staff will happily accept your donations as space permits. Feel free to call ahead. 
  • For larger donations, or for help with boxes and bags, please bring your books to the Friends, at Northgate, on Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Look for the “Donate Books” sign on the sidewalk beside Catherines. Ring the doorbell to the left of the door if a volunteer isn’t outside to help you unload your vehicle.

We accept gently used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDS. We do not accept encyclopedias, magazines, VHS tapes, cassettes or condensed books.

Questions? Call 919-695-3505 or email FODLdonations@gmail.com.

We deeply appreciate your donation and your support of the Friends of the Durham Library.

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