The Central Arkansas Library System Book Sale

Deep discounts on a vast variety of books are what’s in store for the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries Used Book Sale on the CALS Main Library campus, Library Square, 100 Rock Street, November 8-10. Basement sale books are $.50 (paperbacks) and $1 (hardbacks). 

Sale hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 9-10. A $5 wristband may be purchased for entrance to our evening shopping event on Thursday, November 8, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. entrance on Friday and Saturday. Friends members may take advantage of all early entrance opportunities. 

Friends members may also take advantage of a 50% discount on used books and a 20% discount on gifts at the Bookstore at Library Square, 100 Rock Street. Hours for the sales event at the Bookstore are Thursday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wristbands are currently available for pre-sale and Friends memberships can be purchased anytime at the Bookstore at Library Square. Memberships and wristbands are also available at the door. 

A members-only preview party at the Bookstore at Library Square is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Books will be 50% off and merchandise 20% off. Refreshments will be served. 

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: To volunteer at the used book sale, email or call 501-918-3085.


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