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

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:30 PM To 7:30 PM

Seeking opportunities to speak French? Join us online for our popular members-only conversation gathering.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:00 PM To 6:40 PM

For our first ciné-club online discussion of the year we will dive into the demanding world of ballerinas with Girl. Follow the impressive journey of Lara, a 15-year-old girl who was born in a boy's body, and is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. Becoming a ballerina requires determination, blood, sweat and tears but for Lara, it is a passion she is not willing to give up on no matter what it takes.

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Lecture

Plus qu’un parfum, une identité

the world of luxury perfumes and scents

Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM

This event is currently sold out.

Do you know what your perfume says about you? Join Anastasia Sokolow, founder of la Maison Sulékó and member of the French Society of Perfumers, from her Parisian showroom, as she reveals the mysterious language of scents.

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