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Book Sales


February 6-9, 2020

Winter is here. The first snow storm is behind us, but it most likely won’t be the last. Why not ring in the New Year with some good reading materials! The Friends are busily preparing for the Winter book sale but if you can’t wait until February, visit the on-going Friends sale on the first floor of the main library. You will find some great reads including some recent best sellers and book club favorites all for $2.00.

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.

February 6-9, 2020

Members Only Preview:
Thurs. 2/6  5pm-9pm
Public Sale:
Fri 2/7   9am-6pm
Sat 2/8  9am-5pm
Bag Sale:
Sun 2/9 1pm-5pm
($7 per bag)

April 30 – May 3, 2020

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

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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