Book Sales

Our Spring book sale will be held April 20-23, 2023.

Thursday, April 20 is member’s only from 5-8:30pm
Friday, April 21 is the first day of public sale and we are open 10am - 5pm
Saturday, April 22 is the second day of public sale and hours are 10am - 5pm
Sunday, April 23 is half-priced day and the hours are 11am - 5pm

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.

Specialty Books are priced individually and include sets, first editions, and rare books.

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