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.

For the first time, the library will host the sale over the course of a week! We hope this will give readers a bit more time to peruse and find their next read.

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Benjamin this November for an in-depth discussion of Bérénice by Jean Racine.

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Screening

Ciné-Club de l'Alliance: Being Napoleon

A film by Jesse Handsher and Olivier Roland

Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

This documentary follows the stories of several historical war reenactors as they prepare for the biggest war reenactment in the world's history, the 2015 Battle for Waterloo in Belgium.

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Tasting

Clear the Cave - en français!

An Evening of Fine Wine from Our Collection

Friday, November 15, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Calling all wine lovers! Join us for another unique tasting featuring a special selection of wines from our very own cellar.

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