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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.

Visit the new Friends of the Durham Library website

Membership Form (PDF)

2019 Book Sale Schedule at Books Among Friends

Books Among Friends is inside Northgate beside Sears. The address is 1058 W. Club Blvd, Suite 252, Durham, NC 27701.

Saturday, February 2
Sunday, February 3

Saturday, April 6
Sunday, April 7

Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2

Saturday, August 3
Sunday, August 4

Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 6

Saturday, December 7
Sunday, December 8

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.


Q: What kind of book donations do you accept?
A: We accept gently used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDS. We do not accept encyclopedias, magazines, VHS tapes, cassettes or condensed books.

Q: Where and when can I donate books?
A: Donations are accepted at Books Among Friends at Northgate (1058 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701) on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Access is from the parking lot between Sears and Catherines. Look for the sandwich board sign in front of the access door on Tuesday mornings. For help unloading your car, ring the doorbell to the left of the door.
Map of Northgate Mall showing Books Among Friends location next to Sears

If you have a question, or wish to make arrangements with the Friends for a special donation, email

If you have a small number of books to donate, you may also take your donation to our East, North, South, or Southwest Regional libraries or to Stanford L. Warren Branch Library during regular hours.

Q: Where is Books Among Friends?
A: Books Among Friends is located inside Northgate, 1058 W Club Blvd, Suite 252, Durham, NC 27701. As you exit Sears into the mall, Books Among Friends is immediately on your right.

Q: When is Books Among Friends open?
A: Books Among Friends is open for six sales in 2019—the first weekend of the even months. See the full schedule above.

Q: Are books for sale by the Friends anywhere besides Books Among Friends?
A: Yes! The Friends sell books every day at all of the regional libraries, Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, and at the Durham Co-op Market.

Q: How do I become a member?
A: Fill out this Membership Form (PDF) and mail it in with your membership check or purchase a membership at the door during a members only sale at Books Among Friends. If you have additional questions about membership, call 919-907-1106 or email

2019 – 2020 Friends of the Durham Library Board

Elizabeth Hein, President
Amy Kostrewa, Vice President
Felicia A. Leggett, Secretary
Susan Skinner, Treasurer
Erin Carlini
Ellen Carpenter
Robert (Bob) Colver
Candi M. Eadler
Jane Goodridge
Alia Granger
Lisa M. Hendrix
Jennifer R. Hill
Jane Kuhar
Kammie Michael
Tina Oshinski
André Vann, Stanford L. Warren Friends President
Angela Zoltners