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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 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
Looking for a hidden gem
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
Book Club: La vérité sur Marie
ONLINE EVENT IN FRENCH
Join us in reading La vérité sur Marie by Jean-Philippe Toussaint for the library's book club en français. You will discover what makes « Les éditions de Minuit » a unique publishing company.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