The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has revealed the dates for the spring and summer Friends of CALS Used Book Sales. The Used Book Sale will take place March 9-11; with the summer Used Book Sale at Main Library scheduled for July 13-15 before it closes for renovations. Subsequent sales are anticipated to take place at the Port Industrial Hub at currently unconfirmed dates during the renovations.


Used Book Sale hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11. The book sale will take place in the basement of CALS Main Library, 100 Rock Street. Friends of CALS members can shop early Thursday, March 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friends members also receive 50% off gently read books at the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square on March 9 during regular business hours (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Friends of CALS memberships may be purchased anytime online at, in person during the book sale or at any CALS branch.


Most books at the Used Book Sale are priced at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardbacks. Book totes will be available for purchase as well. Revenue generated will go to the Friends of CALS fund to support the Six Bridges Book Festival, book club kits, Arkansas Sounds concerts, branch programs, Summer Reading Club, youth programs and various library activities.


For more information about the sale, call 501-918-3000 or visit To volunteer at the Friends of CALS Used Book Sale, email


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