What you'll find
Books on sale are generally donated books which we cannot keep, including classics, translations and any item we already have in our collections. There will be some books for children available, but we encourage interested parties to come early as these items tend to go quickly!
The Library can keep purchased items on hold until the end of the event at 4:00 PM for those shopping in the Back Bay, but all items must be picked up day-of.
If you can't make it to the sale, we encourage you to peruse the selection of books for sale available year-round by the circulation desk (all at $1 per book); this selection is refreshed monthly.
Photos From Previous Book Sales
Browse hundreds of books in French, with prices starting at $1, during our biannual book sale. There are not many opportunities to find French books at such a good price in the area, so don't miss your chance to stock up!Read More
In this exhibition, tiny houses by the residents of Transition House as well as paintings by the artist Anne Plaisance aim to spark dialogue and develop strategies to address homelessness and violence against women.Read More
Discover the subtleties of two iconic French brandies with Heavenly Spirits
Calling all dessert lovers! Join us for an evening of brandy tasting featuring eight Cognacs and Armagnacs, brought to you by Heavenly Spirits.Read More