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

Screening

Ciné-Club de l'Alliance: Swagger

A Film by Olivier Babinet

Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Join us for our December Ciné-Club de l'Alliance which takes us into the astonishing minds of eleven teenagers growing up in one of the most underprivileged neighborhoods in France.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Ring in the new year with your fellow francophiles!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Benjamin for an in-depth discussion of L’exposition coloniale by Érik Orsenna.

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