Central Arkansas Library Book Sale!

posted by DJ Taylor - 

Deep discounts on a vast variety of books are what’s in store at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) Used Book Sale on CALS Main Library campus, 100 Rock Street, November 9-11.

Basement sale books are $.50 (paperbacks) and $1 (hardbacks). Sale hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 10-11. A $5 wristband may be purchased for entrance to our night shopping event on Thursday, November 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and for 9:00 a.m. entrance on Friday and Saturday morning. FOCAL members may take advantage of all early entrance opportunities.

FOCAL members may also take advantage of 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 and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Shopping opportunities and discounts are listed below.

Membership, Wristband Type, or ID

Shopping Opportunities


FOCAL Member

Main Library basement book sale

  • Evening shopping Thursday, 5-7 p.m.
  • 9 a.m. entrance Friday and Saturday

River Market Books & Gifts

  • 50 % off used books
  • 20 % off gifts at RMBG

$5 Wristband

Main Library basement book sale 

  • Evening shopping Thursday, 5-7 p.m.
  • 9 a.m. entrance Friday and Saturday

 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 of any book sale location.

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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