Lenox Library Association Book Sale
The annual Book Sale is one of the community highlights during the summer season in Lenox. A vital fundraising event for the Library, sales of used books raised over $32,000 in 2017.
Your donations make the annual sale possible.
Our dedicated volunteers prepare for the sale throughout the year. Donations for the summer of 2018 can be made on Thursdays between 10 and noon at 10 Kemble Street, Lenox, at the former Spring Lawn Mansion.
Call 413-652-1327 ahead to confirm that someone will be there to meet you, or to arrange to drop off books on another day or time.
The sale offers thousands of books in more than 30 subject areas. In addition to books, we welcome donations of CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and artwork. (At this time, we cannot accept books in bad condition or with mold, ex-library books, encyclopedias, cassettes, record albums or VHS tapes).
If you would like more information about donating books or other items, please call Ilse Browner at 413-445-5679, or Nancy at 413-652-1327.
New volunteers are welcome! If you are interested in volunteering, call Nancy Cohen at 413-652-1327.
We look forward to seeing you at the sale!
The 2018 “Bargains in Books” Annual Book Sale is August 17-19
This year’s event will feature a huge selection of over 15,000 books in 40 categories, all donated from Berkshire homes, and most in like-new condition. A Special Interest selection offers collectors’ items, including collectibles, signed first editions and sets, while an Old Treasures section features hundreds of books from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
For a donation of $5, book dealers and members of the public can gain early admission from 9 am – noon on Friday, August 17; admission numbers will be available beginning at 8 am. The sale continues with free admission from noon – 4 pm Friday, 9 am – 4 pm Saturday, and 10 am – 4 pm Sunday.
Children’s books, with prices starting at 50 cents, is the largest category, followed by fiction, art, and biography. Other popular categories include graphic novels, local interest, history, science and math, crafts and hobbies, and CDs and DVDs.
This year’s sale will also feature a large selection of artwork, including framed original paintings and prints.
The Lenox Library Book Nook
The Library has the best little used bookstore in all of Lenox, The Book Nook. It is located near the Main Circulation Desk in an alcove area – a nook, if you will – created from the space formerly occupied by the bank vault for the Lenox National Bank.
Originally conceived several years ago as “Ex Libris” by Ginger Schwartz, the library shop was reincarnated by Eugenia Reinholt as The Book Nook after the library’s extensive renovation in 2000 to 2003. For many years it was managed by Beverly Hathaway. Mary Jane Incorvia Mattina is now in charge of a team of volunteers who make sure that there is fresh stock at New England (that is to say, frugal) prices.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 VOLUNTEERS
Mary Jane Incorvia Mattina
Alan and Alice Model
and the Lenox Library Board and Staff