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The Friends hold two massive book sales annually at Arlington Central Library’s underground parking garage as well as smaller year-round sales at all library locations.

Fall Book Sale!

October 9 – 12, 2014 at Arlington Central Library parking garage Screen shot 2013-07-29 at 11.11.22 AM

Thursday, October 9, 5:00 – 9pm FOAL Members Only (membership available at the door)

Friday, October 10, 10am – 6pm open to all

Saturday, October 11,  10am – 6pm open to all

Sunday, October 12,  12pm – 6pm open to all – Half price day!


Friends of the Arlington Public Library Book Sales

  • More Than 75,000 Categorized Items
    • Biggest categories include military, history, science, math, engineering, cookbooks, fiction and literature;
    • Large selection of children’s books; including older children’s literature;
    • Collector’s items;
    • Hundreds of phonograph records in very good to excellent condition, all genres and speeds;
    • DVDs, CDs, LPs and audiobooks;
    • Thousands of mass market paperbacks – still only 50 cents!


  • Restocking through 1 pm on Saturday.
  • For special accommodation call 703-228-3346.
  • Arlington sale books have not been picked over prior to the sale. No restrictions on buyers.
  • Accepting VISA, MasterCard, Checks and Cash.

When shopping, please be aware that your elusive find may end up in an unexpected category. As the sale gets underway items get misfiled or left in surprising spots even though our volunteer staff works hard to keep things straight. So be sure to browse all the aisles when you shop.

FOAL Book Sale 2014 Flyer

Volunteers needed! Questions?

Contact us at arlington.booksale@yahoo.com or (703) 228-5990.


For more information about accepted materials, calendars and other details please check our Donation FAQ.


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