|June 17th – 18th, 2023|
31 Brattle Street Harvard Square
|The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, in partnership with the Harvard Square Business Association and Asana Partners, is excited to announce their first ever Used Book Sale on June 17th – 18th. |
Join us from 1pm – 5pm at 31 Brattle Street in Harvard Square. 100% of proceeds earned will benefit library programs.
The library will be collecting donations of gently used children’s and adult fiction books on May 13th from 11am-3pm at 31 Brattle Street. Books will be sold back to the public, starting at $1.
Denise Jillson, executive director of the Harvard Square Business Association said, “We are so appreciative of the continued goodwill extended by Asana Partners. Since they arrived in the Square several years ago, they have been outstanding community partners. In this current collaboration with the HSBA, Asana is providing newly-renovated space to the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library for this important fundraiser. Their generosity will allow the community to come together in beautiful space to raise funds for library programs and give used books new life! The HSBA and Asana wish the “Friends” great success and their book-buyers many hours of leisurely summer reading!”
How can I get involved?
May 13: sorting and organizing books – please sign up here
June 10: sorting and organizing books, sale setup – please sign up here
June 17 and June 18: sorting and organizing books, greet shoppers – please sign up here
What types of books can I donate? We will only accept children’s books (fiction and non-fiction), Young Adult books and adult fiction books (both paperback and hardback including mystery/thriller, sci-fi, and romance).We are limiting the types of books we are accepting due to the ease of sorting and organizing. This is our first book sale and we hope to have book sales in the future with additional categories!Books must be in gently used condition or better.
How can I donate books? Please drop off books on May 13 between 11am-3pm at 31 Brattle Street. Please note there is a loading zone in front of the former GNC location where you may park while dropping off books.
Will there be additional book donation dates? Depending on interest, we may schedule additional book donation dates. Please check this page for updates!
Where will the book sale take place? The book sale will take place at the same location as the book drop off location, 31 Brattle Street in Harvard Square
What happens to unsold books? We are still sorting out logistics, but unsold books will be donated to other local nonprofits including More Than Words and the Prison Book Program or stored for future book sales.
Do you have additional questions? Please email email@example.com or use the Contact form on our website.