Used Book Sale

Book lovers, join us for Durham Academy's Used Book Sale and Bake Sale, set for April 19 to 21, 2018! We'll have thousands of books available, ranging from children's board books and Middle School favorites, to cookbooks, classics and beach reads. And if you're interested in helping with the sale — by donating books or snacks, sorting books throughout the year, or volunteering during the sale — there are plenty of opportunities to pitch in!

Used Book Sale 2017


April Used Book Sale: April 19-21

Open to DA community

  • Thursday, April 19: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open to the public

  • Saturday, April 21: 9 a.m. to noon

Durham Academy Middle School Gym
3116 Academy Road, Durham 


We collect books throughout the year in collection bins set up on all three campuses:

  • Preschool/Lower School: In the lobby area
  • Middle School: At the entrance to campus near the flag pole
  • Upper School: Near the curb outside Kenan Auditorium

Books of all genres are accepted — from books for children of all ages, to textbooks, to novels, to cookbooks — but no magazines, please.  

If you have a large quantity of books to donate, a committee member will gladly pick the books up for you. Just email to set it up.


Volunteers gather once a month to sort books in advance of the sale. Feel free to drop in for 15 minutes or stay the entire two hours. No experience is necessary – come meet some new parents and sort a few books!

All book sorts will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Middle School Tunnel. 

  • Wednesday, April 11 

Reach out!

Interested in getting involved? Contact Ann Brooks, Susan Honore or Sarah Schulz about the Used Book Sale, and contact Kelly Jernigan or Harriet Putman about the Bake Sale.

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