Book Sale and Book Nook

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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, the sale raised over $35,000 in 2016.

Your donations make the annual sale possible.

Our dedicated volunteers prepare for the sale throughout the year. You can drop off books on Thursdays between 10 and noon at 60 Hawthorne Street, Lenox on the campus of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

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.

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 2017 Gigantic Book Sale is August 25, 26, & 27

  • 15,000 Books donated from Berkshire Homes
    • Soft and hard covers in 35 categories; CDs and DVDs
  • Grand Opening “FIRST LOOK” Friday: 9 AM – Noon ($5 Contribution)
    • (Numbers handed out at 8 AM for the opening at 9 AM)
    • Friday continues: Noon – 5 PM (free admission)
    • Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM (free admission)
    • Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM (free admission)
  • Contact: mmkkatsir@gmail.com

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.


Ilse Browner
Irwin Browner
Dick Bandes
Robin Berson
Jackie Browner
Denise Brunkus
Nancy Cohen
Ann Condon
Helen Epstein
Tad Evans
Nancy Fagelman
Charlotte Finn
Madalyn Friedberg
Stephen Friedberg
Ellie Geller
Michael Geller
Barbara Ginsburg
Ted Ginsburg

Jane Hackmann
Maureen Hammel
Beverly Hathaway
Ruth Heuberger
Joan Horowitz
Marylou Jarvis
Maris Katsir
Jane Kavanau
Roseann King
Emily Kittross
Laura Kittross
Eileen Knowles
Phil Knowles
Cheryl Lennon
Georgette Levy
Judy Machinik
Mary Jane Incorvia Mattina
Marcia Maytner

Felicity McClenachan
Lavinia Meeks
Patrick Mehr
Alan and Alice Model
Lesley Oransky
Katie Orenstein
Deborah Payne
Tabitha Pickett-Vahle
Eugenia Reinholt
Haldor Reinholt
Eleanor Ripp
Jennifer Shapp
Ron Stewart
Julia Still
Bill Stone
Harriet Wetstone

and the Lenox Library Board and Staff