Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL) used book sale will be held March 8-10, in the basement of the Main Library, 100 Rock St. Paperback books are 50 cents and hardback books are $1.

The sale is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., March 8 and 9; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 10.

FOCAL members may enter one hour early, at 9 a.m., March 8 and 9. Members are eligible throughout the sale for 50 percent off used read books at River Market Books & Gifts, in the Cox Creative Center on the Main Library campus at 120 River Market Avenue; memberships are available at the door.

Sale hours at River Market Books & Gifts are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., March 8 and 9; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., March 10.

FOCAL members also may shop at the Preview Party Sale, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., March 7, at River Market Books & Gifts.

River Market Books & Gifts is operated by the Central Arkansas Library System and is the largest used book store in the area, with an excellent selection of books and gifts on three floors.

Proceeds from the book sale support Central Arkansas Library System programs at branches and book club kits, as well as Summer Reading Club and special Saturday programming for children at the Main Library.

For more information about the sale, call 501-918-3000 or go online to

To volunteer at the FOCAL book sale, call 501-918-3095 or email