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Rosslyn Reads

Date and Time for this Past Event

  • Saturday, Sep 25, 2021  10am - 8pm 10AM-8PM

  Rosslyn Events


The Rosslyn Reads book sale returns to Central Place Plaza with food, music, live performances & more!

This September 25, Rosslyn Reads will be back on Central Place Plaza with exciting programming and fun for all! The Rosslyn BID is partnering with Turning the Page to bring over 10,000 gently used items, including books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl records, all priced between $2 and $6.

This annual event is here to help you stock your shelves while also supporting D.C. based nonprofit organization, Carpe Librum, and the communities it serves. We're also accepting used book donations at this year's sale! Just bring your donations to check out on the day of the event.

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With a full day of fun programs, plan on a kid-friendly morning, with giveaways from the Arlington Public Libraries Book Truck, including library swag, event flyers, free books, etc., and get signed up for a library card! Plus, look forward to a craft station and activities for all ages – the theme for crafts will be banned books, to kick off Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 2). There will also be a performance of The Miraculous Magical Balloon by Synetic Theater, beginning at 11 a.m.

The grownups can look forward to performances by live bands throughout the day, Pakos Takos Grill food truck, and an onsite beer and wine bar (brought to you by Open Road)! And while you're here, stop by and support one of Rosslyn’s restaurants. You can find a list of local dining options from our regularly updated directory

Note that registration is encouraged but not required. Signup via Eventbrite below to receive a reminder email leading up to the event!

Full Event Schedule:
  • 10 AM-1 PM | APL Book Truck onsite
  • 11 AM | Synetic Theater Performance
  • 12 PM | First 50 people to buy an item from the sale will receive a $5 coupon to Assembly*
  • 3-4 PM | Original roots rock and pop music from Deanna Dove
  • 4 PM | Beer & wine bar opens; food truck arrives
  • 4-5:30 PM | An acoustic pop rock performance from Emma G
  • 5 PM | 1st 50 people to buy a sale item receive a free drink token**
  • 6-8 PM | R&B covers from Pebble to Pearl

*The Assembly coupon can be redeemed for any dining concept within the food hall, but NOT for alcohol. Valid through October 1.
**The drink token is redeemable at Open Road's Rosslyn location for up to $11. Must be 21+ to redeem for alcoholic beverages. Valid until 9 p.m. on September 25. 

Make sure to keep up with our social media channels (@RosslynVA) to hear more about all the BID has booked—pun intended—for this great day! 

Please review the most up-to-date Virginia guidance surrounding COVID-19 before attending any in-person events.

 Other Events

Rosslyn FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 1 - Wednesday, October 30
at Central Place Plaza

Trail Tuesdays with Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail
Tuesday, May 14 - Tuesday, September 10

Rosslyn Cinema
Friday, June 7 - Friday, June 21
at Gateway Park