Many of the Boston Public Library Branches have their own Friends Organizations. Please visit them.
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.
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.
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!