What Is The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale?

It’s a massive new and gently used book sale to help raise money for the Greenville Literacy Association’s drive to improve adult literacy levels in Greenville County. There are tons of books at the sale – fiction and non-fiction, modern and classic, hardbound and soft cover – all at ridiculously low prices.

Enjoy bargain prices on a quality and diverse selection books. With over 130 categories and 125,000 books, there will be something for everyone.  Re-stocking of the sales tables takes place hourly all day long.

How big is “Really Big?”

The 2013 Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale was a huge success:

  • Funds raised: $102,000
  • Preview Party: $16,000
  • Bag Sale: $12,500
  • Books sold: 99,000
  • Attendees: 12,000
  • Total Volunteers: 583
  • Books Donated: 125,000

 

12 thoughts on “What Is The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale?

  1. Lea,
    We accept books all throughout the year at our McAlister Square location. You can call the main office at (864) 467-3456 for more information and for assistance with unloading books. The hours to drop off books during the week are Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30. Thanks!

  2. I have two boxes of books that want to donate. When is the best time to drop them off?
    Which entrance at the McAlister Square location do I use?

    1. We accept books all throughout the year at our McAlister Square location. You can call the main office at (864) 467-3456 for more information and for assistance with unloading books. The hours to drop off books during the week are Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30. Thanks!

  3. I am looking for two books

    Attached: The Science of Adult Attachments and How it Can
    Authors: Amir Levine MD, Rachel Heller

    He’s Scared, She’s Scared Understanding the Hidden Fears
    Authors: Steven Carter, Julia Sokol

    1. Hi Julia,
      As we get in books, we sort, price and store them. We don’t sell books all year long. I’m not sure what your timetable is, but here are the dates for our book sale this year:
      Friday, August 15 Preview Party 5:30-8:00, $35 person/$60 couple, RSVP Required (RSVP Page will be up at a later date)

      Saturday, August 16, Book Sale 8:30-4:00 – Free Entry, 7:30-8:30 $10 Early Bird Entry

      Sunday, August 17 Clearance Bag Sale 1:00-4:00 – Free entry, fill a bag for $10

      You may find the books you are looking for then.

    1. Hi Beck,

      Here are the book sale dates:
      Friday, August 15 Preview Party 5:30-8:00, $35 person/$60 couple, RSVP Required
      Saturday, August 16, Book Sale 8:30-4:00 – Free Entry, 7:30-8:30 $10 Early Bird Entry
      Sunday, August 17 Clearance Bag Sale 1:00-4:00 Free entry, fill a bag for $10

    1. Gary,
      You will be able to drop off books at donation locations, such as Bi-Lo, starting in June. However, you can always drop-off your books at our McAlister Square center. You can call the main office at (864) 467-3456 for more information and for assistance with unloading books. The hours to drop off books during the week are Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.

    1. Hello Debbie,
      Yes, you will be able to purchase books in a setting that is much less hectic and crowded.

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