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

PLEASE NOTE: Our collection site will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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.

The 2016 dates will be announced in January.


Wonderful stories come out of each year’s sale.

  • In 2015 we met a man in his 80s who took the train from Newark to Princeton and then walked 5 miles to the sale. The next day he did it again to be there for half price day!
  • On March 20, 2015, a woman bought 32 cartons of cookbooks. When asked why, she confided that she is opening a restaurant in Brooklyn, and books will decorate the walls. When we go there for a meal, we’ll post photos!
  • Last year we met buyers from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia; Brooklyn; Greenwich Village; and eastern Pennsylvania. Why do they come so far? The Bryn Mawr Wellesley Book Sale is worth the trip!



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