Shop the Daily Book Sale

Browse a selection of our Daily Book Sale titles below! Purchase online and for a limited time your order will be delivered to your home (Barrington delivery addresses only for the time being, please – all others, if you’d like to pay for shipping or arrange pickup, please email friends@barringtonlibrary.org).

Thank you for your support and patience during this unusual and challenging time!
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Merchandise
Gift Sets
Non-Fiction
Contemporary, Literary and Historical Fiction
Middle Grade and Young Adult
Children’s and Picture Books

First come, first sold….titles will be removed from this page when sold. If you happen to order a book that’s already been sold, we’ll refund your payment or apply it to a different book. If you wish to order multiple titles, we can email you an invoice to avoid checking-out via Paypal for each book individually. Email your list to friends@barringtonlibrary.org and we’ll respond with a confirmation.

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GIFT SETS

Giada De Laurentiis Yum Gift Set

Who can resist Everyday Pasta, Everyday Italian, and Giada’s Family Dinners? Like new condition!

$15.00

Runners Gift Set

Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon, with Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen. Like-new condition!

$10.00

Rising and Wild Gift Set

Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, with the award winning Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Like-new condition!

$10.00

Interior Design Gift Set

Home inspiration this season…More Space + New American Additions and Renovations. Like-new condition!

$15.00

Award Winning Fiction Gift Set

Middlesex, Ship Fever, and The Sense of an Ending, all in like-new condition. Proceeds benefit the library!

$10.00

Book Club Fiction Gift Set

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine + The Overstory (Pulitzer Prize winner!) – In excellent, like-new condition, and all proceeds benefit the library.

$10.00

SciFi Bestsellers Gift Set

For the science fiction lover on your list, Dune + The Martian. In excellent, like-new condition, and all proceeds benefit the library.

$10.00

Grammar Guide Gift Set

Woe is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English, The Bugaboo Review, topped of with the hilarious Delusions of Grammar: The Worst of the Worse. In excellent, like-new condition, and all proceeds benefit the library.

$10.00

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NON-FICTION

The Contemporary Guesthouse

The recent trend of building a guesthouse or guest cottage on one’s property offers the perfect solution to the houseguest dichotomy. After all, everyone enjoys entertaining visitors yet sharing one’s own space with houseguests can be rather trying. The erection of a new self-contained building – designed just for company – accommodates everyone while maintaining privacy. Many of these innovative contemporary guesthouses are architectural gems. The small scale, limited program, and intimate nature of the guesthouse offers a rich testing ground for the architect and client. Hardcover, like new condition.

$5.00

Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style

When Lotta Jansdotter steps out in one of her signature outfits, fans always ask, “Did you make that yourself?” Often the answer is, “Yes, and so can you!” With that in mind, the style icon created Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style, a pattern book/inspiration guide anchored by five easy, versatile sewing patterns—skirt, dress, blouse, pants/shorts, and jacket/coat—and highlighted with quick DIY accessories, including hats, bags, scarves, and jewelry. Hardcover, like new condition. All patterns included.

$10.00

The Contemporary Guesthouse

The recent trend of building a guesthouse or guest cottage on one’s property offers the perfect solution to the houseguest dichotomy. After all, everyone enjoys entertaining visitors yet sharing one’s own space with houseguests can be rather trying. The erection of a new self-contained building – designed just for company – accommodates everyone while maintaining privacy. Many of these innovative contemporary guesthouses are architectural gems. The small scale, limited program, and intimate nature of the guesthouse offers a rich testing ground for the architect and client. Hardcover, like new condition.

$5.00

Live/Work

Live/ Work is filled with innovative and inspired ideas for incorporating work into the home. The author profiles thirty live/work environments and their owners, who share solutions for everything from design problems to meeting the conflicting emotional demands of work and leisure. The profiles include houses designed from the ground up to shelter businesses; renovated lofts and recycled spaces; offices and studios cleverly tucked away in backyards or above cafés and galleries; and residences designed to be earth-friendly. Their styles range from traditional to modern, but the balance struck between life and work is completely natural throughout. This is a book about design that answers everyday needs vital to a rewarding life at home as well as at work.

$5.00

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CONTEMPORARY, LITERARY AND HISTORICAL FICTION

The Map of Love

Here is an extraordinary cross-cultural love story that unfurls across Egypt, England, and the United States over the course of a century. Combining the romance and intricate narrative of a nineteenth-century novel with a very modern sense of culture and politics, both sexual and international, Ahdaf Soueif has created a thoroughly seductive and mesmerizing tale. Paperback.

$2.00

We Were the Mulvaneys

The Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet. But something happens on Valentine’s Day, 1976—an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home—that rends the fabric of their family life…with tragic consequences. Years later, the youngest son attempts to piece together the fragments of the Mulvaneys’ former glory, seeking to uncover and understand the secret violation that brought about the family’s tragic downfall.

$2.00

Manhattan Beach

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A New York Times Notable Book Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished. Hardcover.

$3.00

Little Bee

The lives of a sixteen-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British woman collide in this page-turning #1 New York Times bestseller and book club favorite from Chris Cleave.

$2.00

Of Love and Other Demons

On her twelfth birthday, Sierva Maria – the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport – is bitten by a rabid dog. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels something shocking begin to occur. He has fallen in love – and it is not long until Sierva Maria joins him in his fevered misery. Unsettling and indelible, Of Love and Other Demons is an evocative, majestic tale of the most universal experiences known to woman and man. Hardcover.

$3.00

Fifty Shades set

The full set of EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey series. Paperback.

$5.00

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MIDDLE GRADE AND YOUNG ADULT

Speak

“Speak up for yourself–we want to know what you have to say.” From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her.

$1.00

The Last Girls of Pompeii

In Pompeii, in the summer of A.D. 79, Julia and Sura appear to lead opposite lives. Julia is the daughter of a wealthy ship-builder; Sura is an orphan. Julia bears the Curse of Venus—a withered arm; Sura’s beauty turns heads. Julia is free; Sura is her slave. Then Julia learns that her parents are planning to put her in the service of the Temple of Damia, the center of a cultish new religion, and Sura will be sold to an awful man who plans to make her his concubine. But when Mt. Vesuvius erupts, Julia’s and Sura’s fates are forever altered, forcing them both to face the true meaning of freedom.

$2.00

Avi set

Four titles from the beloved Avi. Midnight Magic, The Seer of Shadows, and Poppy and Rye (paperbacks), plus Poppy’s Return (hardcover).

$5.00

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CHILDREN’S AND PICTURE BOOKS

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MERCHANDISE

Book Bag

Sturdy canvas tote shows off your support of the library while carrying your literary treasures. Price includes local Barrington delivery.

$8.00

Book Bag

Sturdy canvas tote shows off your support of the library while carrying your literary treasures. Price includes local Barrington delivery.

$8.00

Barrington Playing Cards

Each card displays a unique photo of our beautiful community. HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Purchase four decks and we’ll add a free fifth deck to your delivery! Price includes local Barrington delivery.

$10.00

Barrington Playing Cards

Each card displays a unique photo of our beautiful community. HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Purchase four decks and we’ll add a free fifth deck to your delivery! Price includes local Barrington delivery.

$10.00

Cotton masks

Show your support of the library with this 3-ply cotton mask. Price includes shipping or local delivery. Set of 2 for $25!

$25.00


		

Join the Friends

Printable Membership Form

Join or Renew your membership online

Your membership dues contribute to the library in the following ways (view a more complete list):

  • Programs for children, teens and adults, including:
    • Summer Reading Program
    • Improv Club
    • LEGO Robotics
    • Diorama contest
    • Cookbook Club
    • Field trips
    • Wii gaming
    • and much more
  • Museum Pass Program
  • Books (large-print & audio), movies, and digital books (eBooks & eAudio)
  • Contribution of $25,000 to A New Chapter Upstairs Second Floor Renovation project
  • Film series – in 2018 we screened Hidden Figures, La La Land, A Man Called Ove, and more!

Membership is an affordable way to support our community! Dues start at $10/year. Memberships and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Join Online

Printable Membership form

Donate

Book donations are a great way to support your library. The Friends of Barrington Public Library accepts and maintains all book donations. Donations must be in good condition. Donations may be added or removed from our collection following the criteria of the library collection development policy. Donations may also be sold in the library book sale. Proceeds from the sale of these items help to fund library services. All donations become the property of the library and cannot be returned.

Book donations are accepted at the book donation door. This door is located at the rear of the building facing the Peck Center for Adult Enrichment (Senior Services) parking lot. The door has a set of steps with a railing. There will be a sign on the door indicating book donation drop off.

Do not leave donations in the library book drop or outside the book donation door.

Guidelines for donations

We will accept the following materials in good condition only:

  • Hardcover and paperback books (with covers; dust jackets not required)
  • Compact discs (CDs) in original cases
  • DVDs in original cases
  • Books on CD (audiobooks) in original packaging
  • Puzzles (all pieces must be included)
  • Dictionaries
  • Textbooks (no older than 10 years)
  • Computer (PC) or console (Nintendo) games
  • Vinyl record albums
  • Activity books (preferably unused)

We will not accept the following:

  • Any materials that have mold, stains, or odors (including smoke)
  • Books without covers
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines or newspapers of any kind
  • Cassettes (VHS, audio) of any kind
  • Computer software
  • Computers, eReaders, and other electronic items
  • Toys, including stuffed animals
  • Office supplies

If you need a receipt for tax purposes, the library will provide one. Federal regulations prohibit the library from giving estimates of value for donated materials. Receipts are available at the reference desk upon request. We are currently accepting donations on specific days. Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm. Call the library at 401-247-1920 x2 with your inquiries. No appointment necessary.

Monetary donations are also welcome, and will be used along with membership dues to support Library programming. Any amount is appreciated and helpful – please change the quantity in the box to adjust your total!

$5 Donation

$5.00

Donation

Donate to support the Friends of the Barrington Public Library

$5.00

$25 Donation

$25.00

$100 Donation

$100.00

Thank you for your support!

Shop

The Friends have a variety of books available at the Daily Book Sale, located on the main floor of the Library, next to the Reference desk. A small selection of titles from the Daily Book Sale is also available to purchase online!


Our Annual Book Sale is a major fundraiser for the Friends.

Cotton masks

Show your support of the library with this 3-ply cotton mask. $15 includes shipping or local Barrington delivery. Set of 2 for $25!

$25.00

Playing cards

Purchase a deck of playing cards and enjoy 54 photographic images of Barrington’s iconic places and scenic views! Sold at the Library’s circulation desk for $10, or order online and have them shipped. Price includes local Barrington delivery. HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Purchase four decks and we’ll add a free fifth deck to your delivery!

$10.00

Playing cards

Purchase a deck of playing cards and enjoy 54 photographic images of Barrington’s iconic places and scenic views! Sold at the Library’s circulation desk for $10, or order online and have them shipped. Price includes local Barrington delivery. HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Purchase four decks and we’ll add a free fifth deck to your delivery!

$10.00

Book bag

We have new Friends book bags, now available for sale  at the Circulation desk in the library for $8.00! The bag, which is a sturdy canvas, shows off the new Friends of the Barrington Public Library logo, designed by Barrington resident Peter Nilsen, an art director and artist. Peter has published a number of fly fishing books and is president of the Rhody Fly Rodders. Price includes local Barrington delivery.

$8.00

Book bag

We have new Friends book bags, now available for sale  at the Circulation desk in the library for $8.00! The bag, which is a sturdy canvas, shows off the new Friends of the Barrington Public Library logo, designed by Barrington resident Peter Nilsen, an art director and artist. Peter has published a number of fly fishing books and is president of the Rhody Fly Rodders. Price includes local Barrington delivery.

$8.00