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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.


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 918-3029 or click here if you would like more information on volunteering with FOCAL.

Book Sale Schedule:

Thu. - Sat., July 13-15
Thu. - Sat., November 9-11