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

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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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Benjamin this month for an in-depth discussion of Le tour du monde du roi Zibeline by Jean-Christophe Rufin.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Join us for our April Ciné-Club de l'Alliance as we screen François Dupeyron's Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran. In the film, a boy from a broken home finds a friend in an insular, spiritual shopkeeper in this period drama.

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