Book sales are on the first Saturday of even-numbered months from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Central Library’s McKim Building at Copley Square.
Most hardcovers are $2, most paperbacks are $1, “special” new and collectible books are individually priced.
Inventory includes thousands of books in all genres (children’s, young adults, history, sci-fi, romance, mystery, fiction, classics, reference, foreign language, and more). We often have “sales” within sales.” For example, romance novels might be four for $1.
"Have you joined your Friends of the Library? Library lovers everywhere are invited and encouraged to join their local Friends of the Library group. These dedicated volunteers advocate for libraries, raise much needed funds, sponsor programs and special events, and host popular used book sales. If you haven't joined your Friends, contact us and find out how to join today." Association of Library Trustees
The power of a Friends group is its members. We represent a variety of interests, talents, and financial support allowing the Boston Public to meet and exceed its goals.
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We make a living from what we earn,
We make a life from what we give . . .
What we do for ourselves dies with us,
But what we do for others lives forever."
- Winston Churchill
The Friends are always eagerly welcoming volunteers. This is a great opportunity to meet people, gain experience, and make a huge impact on our community!