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-- Every spring since 1962 --

Five-Colleges Book Sale

Mt. Holyoke, Simmons, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley 

One of New England's Largest Sales of Old Books

 Usually 35-40,000 books in all fields, in good condition and carefully sorted
-- maps, prints, computer materials, CDs, videos, DVDs, Books-on-Tape, ephemera --
-- discounts on first-day sales over $200 (not including specials and sealed bids)--
sealed-bid auction of special items -- everything half-price second day

No Previews

Dealers Very Welcome


Spring of 2015: 

Saturday, April 18 -- 9am - 5pm

Sunday, April 19 -- 9am - 3pm
(all items half-price)

Lebanon High School Gym, Lebanon, NH
(handicap accessible)

 The Sale is the work of some 300 volunteers, graduates and friends of the five colleges.
Contributions of books and other items are accepted throughout the year.


The Five-Colleges Book Sale would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who make the sale possible, and the many individuals who contribute books by the thousands each year. Special thanks to Z Pharmacy and Hanover Transfer & Storage, community-minded businesses providing facility and storage services in support of the sale.

And thanks to our many partners who help make the sale a success:

Blood's Seafood, Catering & Party Rental
Empire Recycling - and Steve Maddock
Howe Library
IDVD & Poster
Kilton Library
Lebanon and Hanover Co-Ops
Lebanon School District
Lebanon Library
Longacres Nursery Center
Pierce's Inn
The Valley News
Topstitch Embroidery