Friends of the Brookline Public Library


The Friends is a non-profit organization formed more than thirty years ago to foster close relations between the Public Library of Brookline and its users. We support the Library’s staff and services in order to enhance patron experiences. In addition to running an ongoing used book sale, our activities include sponsoring educational and cultural programming for adults, teens and children, conducting ESL-related classes, promoting Library staff development, and partnering with other organizations to benefit the community at large.

To contact us, please email

Donate Books

Interested in donating books to the Friends of the Brookline Public Library? Read our guidelines first.

Book Sale

The Friends conduct an ongoing book sale at all three Brookline libraries including two locations in the Brookline Village Library (in the lobby and downstairs near the vending machines). We feature former library items and donated items.

  • Fiction: 500+ hardcover and paperbacks arranged alphabetically by author.
  • Nonfiction: Business biographies, histories, criticisms, how-to , etc.
  • Children’s and Special Features: in bookcase and cart on right side of lobby.
  • Other Items: Magazines, books-on-tape, books-on-CD, DVDs, videotapes, music tapes, records & CDs.
  • Special Sets for sale.

Prices range from $1 for most hardback and trade paperback books to pocket change for magazines and children’s books with special pricing for CDs, DVDs, and other items.

What’s New

Read our 2018 Friends of the Brookline Public Library Newsletter.

Connect With Us

Love what we do? Join the Friends or donate online via Network For Good.

Have questions? Contact us at

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Click the links below to view full video recordings of past annual meetings.

2015 Curatorial Curiosities

2016 Annual Meeting with guest speaker B.A. Shapiro, author of The Muralist.

2017 Annual Meeting with guest speaker Anthony M. Amore, author of The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World.