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.

Photos From Previous Book Sales

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM

The French Library is pleased to welcome Céline Bessière and Sibylle Gollac, on tour in the United States with Villa Albertine, to promote the US release of their book The Gender of Capital - How Families Perpetuate Wealth Inequality. They will be in discussion with Michèle Lamont, professor at Harvard University.

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Discussion Group

February Alors... Conversation Club

In-person, Indoor Event in French

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 6:30 PM To 7:30 PM

Seeking opportunities to speak French? Join us for our popular members-only conversation gathering.

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Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

French story time!

Saturday, March 2, 2024 11:30 AM To 12:00 PM

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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