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Book Sales

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.

Spring Book Sale

May 1st to May 4th 2014

  • 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.

Volunteers needed! Questions?

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


The next fall book sale runs from May 1 thru 4, 2014 at the Arlington Central Library parking garage. For more information about accepted materials, calendars and other details please check our Donation FAQ.


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