What you'll find

Books on sale are generally donated books that we cannot keep, including classics, translations and any item we already have in our collections. There will be 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

Upcoming Events

Book Sale

Boston Book Festival with J. Roger Léveillé

Presenting his newest book, Compositions

Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:00 AM To 12:00 PM

J. Roger Léveillé will present his newest book, Compositions, Éditions du Blé, 2018.

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Book Sale

Boston Book Festival with Charles-Étienne Ferland

Presenting his Sci-Fi novel, Dévorés

Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:15 PM To 3:30 PM

Charles-Étienne Ferland will present his Sci-Fi novel, Dévorés.

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Exhibition

Art Exhibit: Alastair Dacey

Le Masque & Kuhn’s Metaphors

From Sep 20, 2018 To Nov 10, 2018

Join us for our first art exhibit of the cultural calendar year, as we explore Walt Kuhn's European Modernism and the mystery of "le masque" with local artist Alastair Dacey.

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