The "Big Sale" Returns to Reston Regional Library

Approximately 40,000 books and other items are offered.

The Friends of the Reston Regional Library, Inc. (FRRL) believe libraries are essential community resources, and literacy is invaluable. The non-profit organization raises money to fill in funding gaps so its library can be the best it can be.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friends of the Reston Regional Library will hold its 2022 Big Fall Sale at the Reston Regional Library, beginning with its Early Bird/Limited Preview in the lobby, open to everyone. The sale features science, textbooks, and sci-fi, among other things.

The separate Big Sale for Friends of the Reston Regional Library members only in the main room begins that afternoon, from 1 to 5 p.m. Anyone who has donated $15 to RRLF in the last 12 months, or $5 by those 65 and older, will be admitted to the main room of the sale.

The Big Sale for everyone in the main room starts on Thursday, September 22, and runs daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friends of the Reston Regional Library typically hosts the Big Sale twice a year. There are between 35,000 and 40,000 items across more than 20 categories. Children's books are not offered at this sale, though. Teenagers and adults are welcome, but FRRL advises against bringing young children to the sale. Books are under the table and in tight spaces. Shoppers place large bags and baskets everywhere.

Scanners are permitted at the sales but not everywhere, and some sections might have a limited supply. FRRL reserves the right to limit quantities. Cash, checks, and credit cards are all accepted.

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