Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum Book Sale

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum holds used book sales three times a year, generally scheduled in the Spring (March), Summer (July), and Fall (November). Books are not the only items available for purchase at a Friends Book Sale. Visitors may also buy DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games, and more.

Friends' Book Sales are three-day events, beginning on a Thursday evening with a Preview Night reserved for members of the Friends; Friday and Saturday hours are open to everyone. If you wish to become a member of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and attend the Preview Night, you may sign up at that evening.

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Lobby Book Sale

In addition to the larger Book Sales, the Friends maintain a Lobby Book Sale at the Athenaeum's Main Entrance (Wendell Avenue) during regular library hours year round. Payment is cash only and is collected at the Circulation Desk.

Book sale floor

Donating to the Book Sale

Donations of items in good condition are accepted year round at the Circulation and Children’s Library desks. If you are donating many items or need help unloading, please contact us to arrange a drop off time. If you require pick up service, please contact the Friends at

people looking at books on a shelf

Become a Friend

Want to attend our exclusive, members-only Friends Book Sale Preview Night? Become a Friend of the Berkshire Athenaeum.