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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 Online

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are shifting the 60th Annual Five Colleges Book Sale to an online format. We will be offering a small collection of donated books in partnership with Birchwoods Books, an organization that partners with local libraries and organizations such as ours to sell books online on a consignment basis.

Click here to purchase books online and support the Five Colleges Book Sale as well as approximately 40 libraries throughout New England. Patrons may also contribute directly to our organization by clicking here, or by clicking ‘Donations’ on the menu to the left of this message.

As always, our net revenues will go toward scholarships for students in Vermont and New Hampshire. If you do not see anything you like in the book selection, please consider making a monetary donation to help us support our scholarship fund.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you in-person next year!

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