Friends of the

Book Sale

The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library's Book Sales are held four times per year in at the library. Three sales include books and other media for all ages, while the July book sale contains only material for children, tweens, and teens.

Schedule is as follows. See the Calendar for details. Come to browse, buy, or volunteer.

The 2015 Book Sale Schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, June 12, Saturday, June 13, Sunday, June 14, 2015
  • Friday, October 16, Saturday, October 17, Sunday, October 18, 2015

Friday night, the opening night of all regular sales, is reserved for Friends members only. Our very reasonably priced membership can be renewed or purchased at the door. Or become a member here.

The book sales:

  • are an important fundraiser for the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library and its many vital programs
  • give Westford residents a way to recycle their books and other media
  • provide an outstanding opportunity to purchase books and other items at incredibly low prices! Most items are priced 50˘ to $1.

SCANNER POLICY: The use of scanners is not allowed at the Friends Members Sales on Friday nights to ensure a more welcoming, enjoyable and family-friendly experience for everyone who comes to the sale. Scanners are welcome on Saturday and Sunday.

How to Donate to the Friends’ Book Sales and Help the Library

Donate your books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks in all formats, LP records, and audio cassette tapes in good condition for resale to benefit the J.V. Fletcher Library and its many programs!

What Can and Cannot Be Donated to the Book Sale

We accept the following in good condition:

  • hardback and paperback books, both fiction and nonfiction, for all age groups
  • audiobooks in all formats
  • CDs, audio cassettes and LP records
  • Kids' VHS videotapes & all DVDs

We cannot accept:

  • tattered, soiled, musty or mildewed books
  • other media not in the original packaging
  • magazines (including National Geographic)
  • textbooks published more than 10 years ago

When and Where to Drop Off Donated Items

When the library is open

  • Leave donated items at the Janiece Greenberg Room door; it’s the first door on the left after entering the library’s back door from the parking lot.

When the library is closed

  • Leave your donations in the large, marked container near the back door.

How to Get Receipts for Donations

Donations to the Friends’ books sales are tax-deductible. Receipts are available from the librarians at the check-out desk on the library's main floor.

What to Do With Books That Cannot be Accepted

Magazines and paperbacks in poor condition can be recycled with your curbside recycling.

Outdated textbooks and other books, DVDs, cassettes and CDs in unsellable condition can be recycled with the for-profit company Discover Books - Drop off items in the self-serve collection container located in the Water Deptartment parking lot at 63 Forge Village Rd. Thanks to the Westford Recycling Commission for setting up this book recycling site!

How to Volunteer at a Book Sale

Contact the Friends’ Volunteer Coordinator at to volunteer to help at the book sales. About a month before each sale, volunteers receive an email asking if they’d like to help at the sale. The email includes instructions for signing up. Those without email are called by phone.

If you have other questions, please contact the Friends of the Library Book Sale Coordinator at 978-692-0261 or