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

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Join us at the French Library for a conversation about La Sorcière by Marie NDiaye. We invite you to read the book in its entirety and meet us on June 13th, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

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Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

French story time!

Saturday, June 15, 2024

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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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

What is more French and fun than enjoying cooking with your friends? With this series, you will learn how to make essentials of the French cuisine: le soufflé au fromage et les madeleines pesto tomate.

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