Book Sales

Book Sales and Volunteering

The Friends of the Joshua Hyde Library hold three book sales annually as well as an on-going book sale.  ALL proceeds from these sales help support the programs at the library including the museum passes, children’s programs, speakers, as well as supplies and equipment for the programs.  Books for our sales come from donations as well as books withdrawn from the library collection.  Proceeds from the book sales are 40% of the income of the Friends used to support the library.

Book sales are a lot of work!  We have volunteers who sort book donation throughout the year and we also need help setting up for the sales.   We appreciate the wonderful volunteers who give of their time to make these book sales so successful and we welcome any new volunteers to join us.

Book Sales – 2019

Spring Book Sale

Friday, April 5, 2pm-4pm

Saturday, April 6, 10am – 2pm

Summer Book Sale

Members Only Preview
Thursday, August 8, 6 – 8pmFriday, August 9, 2 – 4pmSaturday, August 10, 10am – 2pm

Fall Book Sale

Bag-of-Books Sale  – To be Announced


Ongoing Book Sale

Throughout the year the Friends offer gently-used books for sale in
two locations:
The Friends Bookshelf across from main desk
Upstairs Book Store (Mezzanine)
♦ Book shelves are restocked on a regular basis
♦ Same great prices – Hardcover $1; Paperback & Children’s 50¢
♦ Pay for these books at the main desk
♦ We also sell books on line

How You Can Help

Many volunteers are needed to prepare for and work the days of the book sales. Below are some of the ways you can help if you are interested in volunteering.

Before/between book sales
Sort donated books, organize books on shelves, publicity  See Schedule

Book Sale
Set up tables and shelves; cashier, help customers; clean-up/put away

TO VOLUNTEER or for more information, you can contact the Book Sale Coordinator directly, or you can leave your name and phone number or e-mail at the front desk at the library. When the sorting schedule is posted, you are welcome to just show up on the day and time scheduled.
Book Sale Coordinators:
Jane Zavistoski 508-347-9252
Leila Glaser 508-347-2039


The Friends welcome all books in clean and good condition, and we especially love to get good quality children’s books and large print books.  Also DVD’s, and CD’s in good condition.

We can not accept materials that we can not sell – falling apart or moldy books, (if they smell they can’t sell), magazines, encyclopedias, books on topics that date rapidly that are more than five years old

We are grateful for all of the donations