Find Great Bargains for the Whole Family at the Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library October Book Sale!
October 18-20, 2019
Thousands of gently used hardcovers and paperbacks, audiobooks, vinyl, DVDs, & CDs are for sale at incredibly low prices!
Friday, October 18, 6:30 - 9 pm
Members-only preview sale. Not a member? Join at the door!
Saturday, October 19, 10 am - 5 pm
Open to all.
Sunday, October 20, 2 - 4 pm
Even bigger bargains! Everything is half-price!!!
In the J.V. Fletcher Library's downstairs meeting room
The Book Sale starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 18. This first night is a members-only preview sale. Not a member yet? You can join at the door. Come on this first night to get your first choice of thousands of fabulous gently used books at amazingly low prices!
SCANNER POLICY: The Friends of the Library does not allow the use of scanners at the Friends Preview Sale on Friday night to ensure a more welcoming, enjoyable and family-friendly experience for everyone who comes to the sale. However, scanners will be welcome on Saturday and Sunday.
The sale will be open on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, all materials are half price.
The sale will include thousands of gently used hardcover and paperback books, plus vinyl, CDs, audiobooks, and DVDs. Prices are 50 cents and up for paperbacks and $1 and up for hardcover books.
The Friends of the Library donates 100% of the proceeds from all our book sales directly benefit our library — unlike for-profit organizations which collect books and do not donate all of their proceeds to charitable organizations. Our book sales fund a wide variety of library programs and performers, provide new equipment and furnishings, and supplement the multimedia collections. Approximately 95% of the books offered at these sales are donated by Westford residents.
The Friends accept hardcover and paperback books in all genres as well as LPs (vinyl), CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks. Donations can be dropped off at 50 Main Street in Westford. The collection box at the library's back door is always available for donations, whether the library is open or closed, and donation receipts for tax purposes are available at the Main Desk during library hours.
The Friends firmly believe in the motto Re-read, Reuse, Recycle! Just about every book donated to the Friends is reused in some way. Those not needed for the book sales or leftover from our sales are put on the "free" shelves in the library's downstairs hallway or are donated to More Than Words, a nonprofit social enterprise. More Than Words runs bookstores in Boston and Waltham that help youth involved in the foster care system, court involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking care of a business. The few donated books that are totally unusable — moldy or torn beyond recognition — are recycled.
The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library deeply appreciates the town's continued support.