Central Arkansas Library Book Sale July 12-14

Deep discounts on a vast variety of books are what’s in store for the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) Used Book Sale on the CALS Main Library campus, 100 Rock Street, July 12-14.

Basement sale books are $.50 (paperbacks) and $1 (hardbacks), and school teachers and librarians receive a 25% discount with a valid school identification. Sale hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 13-14. A $5 wristband may be purchased for entrance to our night shopping event on Thursday, July 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. entrance on Friday and Saturday morning. FOCAL members may take advantage of all early entrance opportunities.

FOCAL members will also receive a 50% discount on used books and a 20% discount on gifts at River Market Books & Gifts (RMBG), 120 River Market Ave. Hours for the sales event at RMBG are Thursday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. On Saturday, July 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., FOCAL members will be treated to a special preview sale at RMBG, with additional discounts and refreshments. If you're a FOCAL member and would like to attend, please RSVP to lkauffman@cals.org or 918.3090.

Wristbands are currently available for pre-sale and FOCAL memberships can be purchased anytime at River Market Books & Gifts. Memberships and wristbands are also available at the door.

Funds from the book sale help provide, among other things, book club kits and Summer Reading Club materials for branches and special Saturday programming for children at Main Library. 

For more information about the sale, call 501-918-3000 or check the website: www.cals.org. To volunteer at the FOCAL book sale, email cbeaumont@cals.org or call 501-918-3085.

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