Book Sales

Save the date for the Fall Book Sale which will take place October 3 to 6, 2024.

For a full list of questions and answers about the book sale, please review the Book Sale FAQ.

Dates, hours and location:

  • Thursday, October 3 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. (FOAL member night)
  • Friday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Public sale)
  • Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Public sale)
  • Sunday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Public sale and half price day)

The sale is held in the garage of the Central Library located at 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207.  The specialty books room is in the Glebe Room (first floor of the library by the Quincy Park entrance).

Additional information:

  • 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 book bags are excluded from the 50% off on all days.
  • Specialty books are priced individually and include sets, first editions, and rare books. Specialty books will be sold in the Glebe Room inside Central Library (the main book sale happens in the garage). Specialty books will be sold on Thursday from 5:30pm-8pm; on Friday and Saturday from 10:30am - 4:30pm, and on Sunday from 11:30am - 4:30pm.
  • Volunteers are needed for assistance with these sales. Click here to sign up.
FOAL Booksale Bookshelf


Arlington Central Library Garage
1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201


Ballston or VA Square on Orange Line

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

Special accommodation: 703-228-5993