The 2019 Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale

The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale is 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 150,000 books, there will be something for everyone. Re-stocking of the sales tables takes place hourly all day long. The book sale takes place in August at McAlister Square in Greenville | 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive. 

Click HERE for the map of the sale.

Book Room Summer Volunteering:  Thank you to everyone who signed up to help in the book room this summer.  

Book Sale Volunteering:  Interested in helping us set up for or during the book sale?  Please fill out the form linked here and choose the dates and times you are interested in helping.   You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer.

Preview Party, Friday August 9, 2019: This is a ticketed wine and light hors d'oeuvres event from 5:30-8:00pm. Attire is business casual. Enjoy early shopping for books in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.  The online ticket sales have concluded for this year.  You can still purchase tickets at the door $45 for a single and $80 for a couple.  We take cash, checks and credit cards ($10 minimum).

For our Bulk Buyers (100+ books).  Please click here for updated information.  

Book Sale, Saturday, August 10, 2019: Shoppers may pay $10 to enter at 7:30am for the Early Bird Sale. | Free entry 8:30am-4:00pm

Clearance Sale, Sunday, August 11, 2019: Shop the Big Bag of Books Deal 1:00pm-4:00pm. Shoppers fill designated bags with all types of books. $10 per bag | Free entry


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 How Big Is “Really Big?”

The 2018 Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale was a huge success:

  • Books Sold: 122,000
  • Books Donated: 136,000
  • Total Volunteers: 332
  • Total Volunteer Hours: 6,600
  • Net $112,300


Check out these photos from the 2018 Book Sale:


We would like to thank the many Greenville Literacy Association volunteers who transported, sorted and organized the books and all of the Greenville County individuals, businesses, organizations and churches that donated books.  


How Can I Help?

If you have ever had the opportunity to attend the Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale, you know just how much effort goes into this amazing fundraising event. Needless to say, we do not have the resources to handle such a massive job by ourselves. We rely heavily on the community for book donations, volunteers to prepare for and work during the event, and corporate sponsors to ensure that we have everything we need for a successful book sale. For more information on how you can help:

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