Book Sales
Book Sales

Book Sales
Looking for a great read? At the Friends Book Sale each Spring and Fall, you’ll find hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children, as well as video and music media. A special Friends “Members Only Pre-Sale” is held prior to each three-day public sale. Don’t miss an opportunity to stock up on great books at bargain-basement prices! And get the jump on the crowds by joining the Friends.

Spring Book Sale:
Member’s Only Sale: Thursday, May 14th, 3 – 8 PM
Public Sale: Friday, May 15th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, May 16th, 8:30 AM – 3 PM
Sunday, May 17th, 2 – 5 PM

Book Store
The Friends Shop is a used-book store stocked and maintained by Friends volunteers inside the Irmo Branch Library. Prices are generally $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks, with even lower prices for pocket fiction and children’s books. The store is open whenever the Library is open, so stop by and check out the Friends excellent selection of first quality fiction and non-fiction titles with some of the lowest prices anywhere.

Book Donations
Most of the books sold by the Friends are donated. Books should be in reasonably good condition. Donations should be brought to the Main Desk at the Library. Forms are available for tax deduction purposes. All proceeds from book sales go directly to support the Library.

The Friends of the Irmo Branch Library gave out a pair of scholarships in May 2018, awarding $2,000 each to Kathryn “Katie” Kollmansberger and Vanessa Johnson. Johnson is a graduate of Spring Hill High School who attends the University of South Carolina while Kollmansberger, who was homeschooled, now attends Anderson University.


From left, Barbara Streeter, Friends of the Irmo Library Scholarship Committee; Vanessa Johnson; Kathryn Kollmansberger; and Pete Stewart, chairman, Friends of the Irmo Branch Library Scholarship Committee.


Special Events
In addition to the many events offered by the Library and its staff, the Friends sponsor their own special events, including appearances and book signings by local and regional authors, art shows and sales, special luncheons, receptions and our very popular annual Mystery Dinner theater presentation.

Author Talk: Carle Damron Wednesday at 6:30 PM, March 11th

Carla Damron, local author of “The Stone Necklace” will give an author talk of her published work. Books will be available for purchase. For more information, please call (803) 798-7880 ext. 3.

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Simms Wednesday at 6:30 PM April 1st.

In honor of National Poetry Month, we will host Kimberly Simms, an author and poet who will give a 20-minute reading, q/a session and book signing. Books will be available for purchase. For more information, please call (803) 798-7880 ext. 3.

National Library Week April 19-25, 2020

Come out and see how we honor our Libraries

Palmetto Scribe Saturday at 2:00 PM April 25th

Meet local authors in a casual, relaxed setting: ask questions about the writing process, find out what’s next on their lists and purchase their current books. The winner of the Palmetto Scribe Short Story Competition for 11th/12th grade students in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties will also be recognized. Be sure to join in for the raffle prizes. Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Irmo Branch Library. For more information, please call (803) 798-7880 ext.3

Elegance and Etiquette Tea Saturday at 3:00 PM May 9th

Ladies of every age… you are cordially invited to spend an afternoon dining in elegance at high tea. Savor delicious treats and a variety of tea selections, while diving into the world of etiquette and decorum. Fancy attire and fun hats are encouraged. For more information, please call (803) 798-7880 ext. 3.

Mystery Dinner Fundraiser Saturday, July 11, 2020 – Saluda Shoals Park

Join your Friends for an evening of fun with a great performance by local actors, great food, and overall fun evening. Additional detailed information will be available on this website soon.

The Sixth Annual Friends of the Irmo Branch Library Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Death of a Hot Sauce Salesman, proved a rousing success. The event, held July 20 at the Saluda Shoals River Center, was among the most popular Murder Mystery Dinner Theater’s ever put on by the Friends’. The Friends are already working on next summer’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, with plans to be announced as they’re formalized. Thank you to all who participated and, particularly, to all who attended.

Murder Mystery Dinner

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill