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Valley News

Rare Books Digest


Mt. Holyoke, Simmons, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley 

Accepting Donations From March 6 until March 26

One of New England's Largest Sales of Old Books

 More than 40,000 carefully sorted books in good condition encompassing all genres,
along with rare volumes, DVDs, BluRays, audiobooks,
an auction on special items, jigsaw puzzles and other oddities

Revenue goes to scholarships for high school students in Vermont and New Hampshire

Spring of 2023

We are extremely pleased to announce that the 59th Five Colleges Book Sale will take place from April 8 through April 16 at the former Sears retail location in the Kohl’s Plaza off Route 12A in West Lebanon N.H. (250 N. Plainfield Road). 

Saturday and Sunday, April 8 – 9, 9 am to 5 pm
Monday to Friday, April 10 – 14, Noon to 7 pm
Saturday, April 15, 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, April 16, 9 am to 3 pm

Donations for the sale will be accepted at the site from March 6 through March 26:
Monday through Saturday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday - noon to 4 p.m.
Wednesday evenings 4 to 7 p.m. - when volunteers are available.
Donations are tax deductible, with receipts available at the donation site.

Donations must be received by volunteers. Please do not leave books outside the storefront.


Organizers would like to thank the community members who donate thousands of books each year and our partners, including:

Blood's Seafood, Catering & Party Rental
Gnomon Copy
Hanover Transfer and Storage
IDVD and Poster
Lebanon Fire Department
Lebanon Police
Northeast Resource Recovery Association
Quail Hollow
The Valley News
West Associates, LLC

More than 300 volunteers, including graduates of the five colleges and community members, work to make the sale possible.