Book Sales


September 19-22, 2019

If summer has to come to an end, the transition to Fall will be easier with some good reading material! Join us at our Fall Book Sale where you surely will find some great reads among the thousands of books available. If you can’t wait until September, visit the on-going Friends book sale on the first floor of the main library.

Here’s a note from one of our happy book sale customers.

Spring Book Sale 2019
To the Friends of Wellesley Free Library:

Hello: I feel compelled to write after having attended the recent book sale.  I am a Wellesley resident, and though I have been to your other sales, this one was spectacular.  Everything was very clean and well-organized.  I usually purchase a number of children’s books for my grandchildren but this year I could hardly carry them all away.  There were beautiful hardcover and paperback books, including some classics, that looked new.  Thank you so much for your excellent volunteer work both for the library and the community.  It is greatly appreciated.
S. J. D. Wellesley

The Friends hold three sales a year, in the spring, fall, and winter. The sales are our flagship events and primary fundraising activity.  Thousands of gently used hard and soft cover books are available for sale across a broad selection of fiction and non-fiction organized by categories. There are also hundreds of CDs and DVDs for sale. The first night of each sale is for members only — a great reason to join the Friends.

September 19-22, 2019

Members Only Preview:
Thurs. 9/19  5pm-9pm
Public Sale:
Fri 9/20   9am-6pm
Sat 9/21  9am-5pm
Bag Sale:
Sun 9/22 1pm-5pm
($7 per bag)

February 6-9, 2020
April 30 – May 3, 2020

If you would like to volunteer at one of our book sales, send an email to The Friends or sign up at Become a Volunteer.

Not yet a member? Join NOW!

Ongoing Book Sales

Did you know about the Friends On-going Book Sale? 

Year-round a selection of specially chosen, gently used books are available for sale on the first floor of the Main Library, next to the circulation desk. You’ll find we have something for book lovers of every genre and all ages. Titles include popular fiction, non-fiction, gardening, travel, art and children’s books.

Guidelines for donating items

Items we accept:

  • Paperback Books
  • Hardcover Books
  • DVDs
  • Audio Book CDs & Books on Tape
  • Music CDs

Items we no longer accept:

  • Cassette Music Tapes or Records (LPs and 45s)
  • Movie Video Tapes (VHS)
  • Encyclopedias
  • College Prep Workbooks or Study Guides prior to 2017
  • Magazines, including National Geographic

Want to Volunteer?

We love volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for a book sales event or for any other Friends event please fill out the form below and one of our members will follow up with you and provide more details. Thank you!

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