Book Sales

The Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FOAL) have two book sales annually held in the garage of the Central Library located at 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207.

Please take metro or park in the outdoor lots surrounding the library as we use the garage for the sale. The closest Metro stations are Ballston and Virginia Square, both on the Orange Line.

Please bring your own bags or boxes as we have a limited number of paper bags and boxes for patrons to use.

Cash and credit cards are accepted at the sales.

Teachers and librarians with school ID's receive 50% off book purchases on Friday and Saturday, and everyone receives 50% off on Sunday (it's half price day).

T-shirts, mugs, and "Front Table books" are excluded from the 50% off on all days.

Thursday nights from 5pm -8:30pm is Members Only Night at the sale. Lifetime and active members of FOAL will receive an emailed invitation with a ticket for entry to access the sale.

The public sale begins on Fridays and ends on Sunday. Dates and times will be announced when confirmed.

Volunteers are needed for assistance with these sales.


Friends of the Arlington Library Book Sale


Arlington Central Library Auditorium
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