FOCAL Book Sales



Be the first to see what's on the shelves at the FOCAL book sales. FOCAL members are invited to exclusive preview parties and get early access to the book sales before they are opened to the public. Memberships can be purchased at any CALS branch or at the door during any FOCAL event.

FOCAL book sales feature hardback books for $1 and paperbacks for $0.50 in the Main Library basement and 50% off "gently read" books at River Market Books & Gifts for FOCAL members.


A Monster of a FOCAL Book Sale, October 27-29

It's a monster of a sale at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) Used Book Sale on the Main Library campus, 100 Rock Street, October 27-29.

Basement sale hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29. A $5 wristband may be purchased for entrance to our night shopping event on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7 p.m. and 9 a.m. entrance on Friday and Saturday morning. FOCAL members may take advantage of all early entrance opportunities.

FOCAL members may take advantage of 50% off used books and 20% off gifts at River Market Books & Gifts, 120 River Market Ave. River Market Books & Gifts hours are Thursday through Saturday, 9-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Shopping opportunities and discounts are listed below.


Membership, Wristband Type, or ID Shopping Opportunities Discounts
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 and 20 % off gifts at River Market Books & Gifts
$5 Wristband Main Library basement book sale
• Evening shopping Thursday 5-7 p.m.
• 9 a.m. entrance Friday and Saturday
Teacher with Organizational ID
25 % off in the Main Library basement
(July Book Sale Only)

FOCAL memberships and wristbands are available at the door of any book sale location.

Funds generated by the book sales support FOCAL programs like Summer Reading Club, Read To Me (supplying books to newborns and toddlers when their parents register them for a library card), storytime, music, and puppet shows at the Main Library and many public programs at CALS's fourteen branches.

These sales only happen with the help of many volunteers. If you would like to help, contact 918-3095 or click here if you would like more information on volunteering with FOCAL.

Book Sale Schedule:

October 27-29 (Main Library Basement); October 27-30 (River Market Books & Gifts)