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Book Sales

We hold two large used book sales a year in the parking lot underneath Central Library at 1015 N. Quincy Street. The closest Metro stops are Ballston and Virginia Square on the Orange Line.

Members only night is always the Thursday night of the Book Sale and Sundays are always half price days. You can become a member on Thursday night at the sale!

Volunteers are always needed for these sales. Sign up to volunteer.

The Fall Book Sale is October 22 - 25, 2020

The FOAL Board is working collaboratively with the Library and public health experts to determine if there is a safe, feasible way for us to hold the October book sale. We are unsure at this time what the October sale will look like, or if it will be able to proceed, but we continue to plan for it as we consult with our partners. Please watch this page for updates.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
(Membership available at the door)

Friday, October 23, 2020
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Open to all

Saturday, October 24, 2020
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Open to all

Sunday, October 25, 2020
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Open to all and Everything is half price!


Volunteers needed!

FOAL Book Sale


Arlington Central Library Parking Garage
1015 N. Quincy St.


Ballston or VA Square on Orange Line

For details: 703-228-5990
TTY: 703-228-6320

Special accommodation: 703-228-5993