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Join the Rosslyn BID and Carpe Librum for the Return of Rosslyn Reads on Saturday, September 26!

Pop-Up Used Book, CD, and Vinyl Sale to Take Place at Central Place Plaza


Restock your bookshelves this fall with a visit to our Rosslyn Reads pop-up book sale, in partnership with Carpe Librum. A nonprofit used bookstore, Carpe Librum supports D.C. based organization, Turning the Page, in aiding under-served students in the community.

On Saturday, September 26, in Central Place Plaza, the pop-up sale will include eight-thousand high-quality, gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyls, all on sale for between $2.00 and $6.00, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

And while you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and support one of Rosslyn’s restaurants. You can find a list of local dining options, including takeout and curbside pickup, from our regularly updated directory.


This year, the Rosslyn BID has adjusted the typical Rosslyn Reads format to one that supports physical distancing and observes Virginia’s state guidelines. Register here for a one hour time slot during the event, with a maximum of 50 people allowed in the plaza at any given time. All individual attendees must register and provide confirmation of registration at the event check-in. If attendees do not sign up in advance, they will be required to fill out a waiver onsite.

Additional safety protocols will include one-way flow of foot traffic to promote physical distancing, masks will be required in the space, and hand sanitizing stations will be available at the entrance. Before making a reservation, please review the Rosslyn BID’s COVID-19 safety protocols and note that by making a reservation you are agreeing to abide by these guidelines. Additionally, do not attend if you or anyone in your household is currently experiencing symptoms.


Saturday, September 26 from 10:00am until 7:00pm


Central Place Plaza, 1800 N Lynn St, Arlington, VA 22209

About the Rosslyn BID:

The Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) is a designated 17-block mixed-use, urban center in the heart of Rosslyn, Virginia. Through a public/private partnership with Arlington County, the Rosslyn BID provides services for our 25,000 employees, 15,000 residents and 1.2 million visitors a year to enhance, grow, and connect the neighborhood.


Alex Miller Murphy