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Should we buy this one?

Should we buy this one?

Vintage and rare books are just one of 60+ annual categories.

Vintage/rare books is one of 60+ categories.

While many organi-zations sell softcover fiction, we specialize in top-quality, non-fiction, academic, hardback books plus paperbacks.

Books are donated by Princeton University scholars, local celebrities, and ordinary book lovers. Proceeds support college scholarships for young women from central New Jersey.



2016 – The 85th Annual Sale
March 25 – Preview Day – $25 (tickets available starting in January)
March 26
March 27 – Closed for Easter
March 28
March 29 – Half-price Day
March 30 – $10 a Box Day

NEW FOR 2016
Admittance to Collector’s Corner will be first-come first-served, with no times tickets.

Wonderful stories came out of last year’s sale.

  • A man in his 80s took the train from Newark to Princeton and walked 5 miles from the station to the sale and back. The next day he did it again for half-price day.
  • When asked why she was buying 32 cartons of cookbooks (about 900 volumes), a woman said she was opening a restaurant in Brooklyn. The books were used to decorate the walls.
  • Buyers came from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia; Brooklyn; Greenwich Village; eastern Pennsylvania; and beyond. Why do they come so far? The Bryn Mawr Wellesley Book Sale is worth the trip!



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