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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.

booksale spring 2015Friends of the Arlington Library is inviting you to the Spring Book Sale!

April 16-19, 2015 at Arlington Central Library parking garage

Thursday, April 16, 5 — 9 p.m. Preview night for FOAL members only (membership available for $15 at the door)

Friday, April 17, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Open to all

Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Open to all

Sunday, April 19, Noon — 6 p.m. Open to all – Half price day!

Volunteers needed! Questions?

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

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 p.m. on Saturday.
  • For special accommodation call 703-228-3346.
  • Nearly 100% citizen donated material. No limits on buyer purchases.
  • 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.


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


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