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Rare Books Digest

-- Every spring since 1962 --

Five Colleges Book Sale

Mt. Holyoke, Simmons, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley 

One of New England's Largest Sales of Old Books

More than 50,000 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. Discounts on first-day sales topping $300; half-price off all purchases on the second day.

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

Five Colleges Book Sale becomes online-only

Due to the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, the Five Colleges Book Sale has made the decision to change this year’s sale to online only. The two-day sale, scheduled for Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 at Lebanon High School, will not take place. In addition, we are no longer accepting donations for this year.

What does this mean?

Beginning in mid-April, we will begin listing books online through a partner website.

As this is our first time doing an online-only sale, there are bound to be some hiccups along the way so please bear with us as we start in on this unprecedented time. The health and well-being of our volunteers, patrons, and the communities where we live, work, and play is of utmost importance to us. We feel this is the best way to continue the sale while doing our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Please contact Priscilla Dube at 603-848-3311 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

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


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
Custom Moving and Storage
IDVD and Poster
Kilton Library
King Arthur Flour
Lebanon Fire Department
Lebanon Police
Lebanon School District
Northeast Resource Recovery Association
RC Brayshaw and Company
Quail Hollow
The Valley News
West Associates, LLC