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

Upcoming Events

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Exhibition

Les Gardiens du Jardin

Gouache and ink drawings by Mary Beth McAllister

From May 18, 2017 To Jul 5, 2017

On view at the Center until July 5

This exhibition features a collection of whimsical gouache and ink drawings of French characters inspired by and fashionably dressed as French packets of garden seeds.

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Workshop

Special Parkour Workshop

L'art du déplacement

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Top Parkour French instructor leads a short presentation at the Center followed by a training on the Charles River Esplanade. Originating in Paris, Parkour is one of the world's fastest growing sports. This workshop is intended for ages 14+.

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Festival

Bastille Day Party 2017

A celebration of liberté, égalité and fraternité

Friday, July 14, 2017 6:00 PM To 11:00 PM

Bastille Day returns to Marlborough Street on Friday, July 14 for a celebration of Francophone cultures filled with live music, dancing, festive food and drinks. After a sold-out event in 2014, 2015, and 2016, you won't want to miss this signature Back Bay festival.

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