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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
Looking for a hidden gem
Preparing for the book sale
Finding new favorites!
Browsing what's for sale
Library Book Sale
New and used books in French
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!Read More
French winter antidote: croissant et chocolat chaud
In person Baking Event in French
Don’t you wish you could take a bite of a “just out of the oven” real French croissant, beurré à souhait and dip it in your morning coffee? Make your dream come true by rolling up your sleeves and join to Sonia to learn how to make delicious French croissants.Read More
L'Heure du Conte
French story time!
We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our library for a magical story time in French!Read More