Shopping for the perfect gifts for your family and friends is something many people look forward to each year. With displays of beautiful and affordable art, jewelry, craftworks and, of course, books, the Galleries and Bookstore at Library Square are the ideal venues to help any shopper get in the holiday spirit.

When gift giving, everyone is looking for that special item that will have a lasting impact, something memorable and personal. Art checks all the boxes. It is unique, has monetary and sentimental value and is a celebration of the giftee’s personality. But art is not limited to paintings and sculptures, it’s also first edition books, collectibles and other rare finds.

The Bookstore at Library Square is a gold mine for gift seekers, offering affordable delights for the book lover, the science buff and the humorist. With thousands of popular used books available at 50% off, these purchases will help keep you on budget.

The Galleries at Library Square are well-known for their popular rotating exhibitions by Arkansas artists, but casual visitors who walk in from the River Market are also captivated by the retail gallery. From large, bright paintings to small tokens of affection, the Galleries offer handcrafted gifts carefully chosen by our professional curators. Once you discover how easy the Galleries make your holiday shopping experience, you will stop by for birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine’s Day, too. 

"Noble" by Crystal Johnson

Art is a gift. Making your purchases at Central Arkansas Library System’s Library Square also means you are giving a gift within a gift by supporting local artists and library programs. 

There are still a few weeks left to shop. Visit Library Square for one-of-a-kind gifts that your loved ones will cherish for years to come.

The Galleries are open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and noon - 5 p.m. Saturday. The Bookstore is open noon - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. Masks are required inside, and shipping is also available. Just call to request.