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 children's books available, but come early for these items as they go fast!

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 afterwards, but all items must go on the day.

For those who cannot make it, there will be another book sale in the fall. In addition, a selection of books for sale is 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

Library Book Sale

New and gently used books in French

Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM

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!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:30 PM To 6:30 PM

Whether for the first or the hundredth time, dive into this classic en français with a new book club at the library!

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Aftermath of the Notre-Dame fire
Lecture

Rebuilding Notre-Dame de Paris

An Evening of Remembrance, Community, and Support

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

Join us for an evening of community to honor the Notre-Dame de Paris. Featuring a presentation on the cathedral's iconic architecture by Professor Antoine Picon of the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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