CALS Announces Summer Friends of CALS Used Book Sale With Special Discount Pricing

CALS Announces Summer Friends of CALS Used Book Sale With Special Discount Pricing

Final sale to take place in basement; subsequent sales moved to new location

Little Rock, AR – The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) has announced the details for the summer Friends of CALS Used Book Sale. The Used Book Sale will take place July 13-15; this will be the last sale at Main before it closes for renovations. Subsequent sales will take place at the Port Industrial Hub, 7773 Sloane Dr., where CALS administration will office during the renovation.

“We’re really looking forward to the final sale in the basement and we want to go out with a bang,” said Volunteer Coordinator Polly Deems, “We think the additional discounts are a great way to share books with the public while also helping us prepare for the renovation.”

Typically books at the Used Book Sale are priced at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardbacks. In order to help reduce the number of books that will need to be moved after the sale, all books will be $1, including hardback and paperback. Books contained within a set will be $1 per book as well (sets will remain intact and cannot be broken up). Educators (with a valid ID) will receive an additional 25% off these reduced prices.

Used Book Sale hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 14, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15. The book sale will take place in the basement of CALS Main Library, 100 Rock Street. Friends of CALS members can shop early Thursday, July 13, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Special for this sale, Friends of CALS members can “bring a friend for free;” any member may bring a single guest with them on Thursday to shop early. Friends of CALS memberships may be purchased anytime online at, in-person during the book sale, or at any CALS branch.

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@CALS, 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