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Feb 7, 2011 07:16 AM

Cookbooks for sale at Newbury College Library in Brookline

I thought that some hounds might want to know about this...

I was at Newbury College (near Cleveland Circle) last week and the library is currently selling a bunch of duplicate copies of cookbooks - I'd guess there are about 1000 books on sale, all for $3 to $5.

So, if you're into used cookbooks, this is definitely worth checking out. I think they have all of these books because of a large donation - so they're keeping 1 copy of each book and then selling the rest?

Anyway, there are some very well-known books and lots of more obscure ones too. I think it's only going on for another week or so.

Dave MP

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  1. Thanks Dave, I might check this out.

      1. Wow, I am definitely interested in this. I assume they are selling the cookbooks during normal operating hours? (I believe they are open until 9:00 PM or so?)

        1. Thanks for posting. I went twice the last two days and bought way too many cookbooks. Excellent selection and really organized (all books are organized by topic). I bought 11 cookbooks the last two days.

          A widower donated his wife's collection to the library. Newbury compared her collection to their own, added and replaced things from her collection. The rest is being sold to the public, some of which are the library's older copies. Books are $5 if in good condition, $3 if it isn't.

          I'm trying to restrain myself from going tomorrow since 1) Newbury College is nowhere near where I go, live, shop, etc and 2) I have no more space for anymore cookbooks.

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          1. re: beetlebug

            I'm definitely heading there tonight.

          2. Thank you Dave!!! I went today and picked up 8 great books!!!!