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

Book Sale

Library Book Sale

New and used books in French

Saturday, November 5, 2022 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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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Sandra for an in-depth, in-person discussion of selected chapters of ​Illusions perdues by Honoré de Balzac.

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Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

Story time is back!

Saturday, October 1, 2022 11:00 AM To 11:30 AM

We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our library for a magical story time in French!

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