About Us



We are a community-based, volunteer-run book exchange for Banner Elk and Avery County, operating on a "bring a book, take a book" policy.  


How it Works

Bring a book, take a book!  There is no check out or return of books. Simply bring a book or books and exchange them for the same number of different books.  No books to trade in?  In lieu of a book to exchange, you may make a small donation to take a book home.



The Book Exchange is more than just a library!  We offer the following programs to the community:

  • Book Discussion Groups
  • Children's Story Time
  • Lectures
  • Meet the Author Programs
  • Science/Nature Programs for Children
  • Music Jams

Be sure to click on our calendar page for upcoming events!