When and where is the Book Sale?
The Book Sale is typically held the first weekend in June. We have a temporary new home at Waterstone Place, 200 Quannapowitt Parkway for the 2019 Book Sale since lighting struck and fire destroyed the beloved the First Baptist Church of Wakefield on Main Street in Fall 2018.

What can I donate to the Book Sale?
• Books

• Antique books or collections
• Vintage magazines
• CDs
• DVDs
• Computer Software, console games, board games
• Graphic novels, comic books
• Audio Books
• Vinyl, records
We do not accept ...
• Textbooks
• Encyclopedias
• Magazines
• Damaged or musty books
• VHS tapes
• Abridged or condensed books

When and where can I drop off donations?
Active collecting starts in April but donations are accepted year round. Please drop small quantities at the Library circulation desk. If you have a large amount of books to donate, please call Jody Sherman at 781-245-3631.

Where do unsold books go after the Book Sale?
Many are saved for the follow-up Book Give-Aways at the Festival by the Lake and Farmers Market. We also work with many local non-profits who gratefully select materials to support their own ongoing literacy and outreach projects.

I can't wait for the big Book Sale. What should I do?
Visit the Every Day Book Sale in the Library's Main Street lower level, at the foot of the double stairs. Stop by often as this small collection of adult fiction and non-fiction changes throughout the year. During the summer, teens can find copies of summer reading list materials for purchase.

Can I help at the Book Sale?
YES! Find out how you can help with the Book Sale. Details are on the Book Sale page.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers who help at Waterstone must sign in at the security desk and show a valid ID.

Who should I contact about helping?  
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Katharine Weiner, the Friends' volunteer coordinator, at