Bentonville, Ark – The Friends of the Bentonville Library will host its third annual summer children's book sale from Thursday, July 27 to Saturday, July 29, 2023. The sale will be held at the Bentonville Public Library (BPL) in the Rotary Conference Room and the Walmart Community Room, located at 405 S. Main Street.
The first day of the sale will be an Educator Appreciation Day. On Thursday, July 27 from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., a 25% discount will be offered to all educators. A preview sale for Friends of the Library members will also be on Thursday, July 27 from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Memberships can be purchased at the door. Memberships are $10/year for individuals and $25/year for families.
The sale will be open to the public on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Patrons can use both cash and card, with small upcharge, throughout the sale. During the three-day sale, every child accompanied by an adult will receive one free book.
More than 40,000 children’s books will be for sale and prices will be $0.50 for soft cover and $1.00 for hard cover. Specialty books priced as marked. New inventory will be added each day. The following types of books will be available: board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, non-fiction, classics, graphic novels and young adult. Educator resources will also be available.
Proceeds from the book sale support Bentonville Public Library. The Friends of the Library’s children’s book sale partners are Sterling Media, the City of Bentonville, Bentonville Public Library and Bird Dog Realty.