St. Mike’s Annual Book Sale

Every fall, the Friends of the Kelly Library hosts its annual book sale at the John M. Kelly Library. In support of its mission to support the initiatives and student spaces within the Kelly Library, the Friends’ annual book sale draws hundreds of people to sort through its impressive collection of gently-used materials. The funds raised through this sale ensure that the John M. Kelly Library can continue to be the center of academic life on the St. Michael’s College campus.

The sale includes a collection of special and general materials divided into academic and popular categories.

2024 Book Sale Details

The St. Mike’s Book Sale takes place in the Kelly Cafe, located on the ground floor of the library.

The 2024 sale will take place in late September or early October. Details will be finalized shortly.

John M. Kelly Library, 113 St. Joseph Street, Toronto

Donations

We are now accepting donated books for our 2024 book sale.

Drop offs can be made to the front desk of the Kelly library during library hours

The front desk can receive up to 8 boxes. If the donation is more than 8 boxes, they can be dropped off at the loading dock behind the Kelly Library  by appointment between the hours of 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm Sunday to Thursday. To arrange this, please contact Neill Edmondstone at neill.edmondstone@utoronto.ca

If the books need to be picked up, we will need to arrange a driver in your area. Please advise us of  your location and your telephone number at kelly.friends@utoronto.ca. Pickup will depend on the availability of a driver. We cannot guarantee pickup.

 Please email kelly.friends@utoronto.ca if you have any further questions

Please do not leave boxes outside, or in any other part of the College, as they will not be secure.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following items:

  • Dusty, musty or moldy books or those with broken bindings or damaged covers. These can be recycled in your home recycling bin.
  • Magazines or journals
  • Textbooks more than five years old
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Time/Life series or other subscription series
  • VHS or cassette tapes.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for the book sale, we are very much interested in hearing from you! Please email us at kelly.friends@utoronto.ca. We regularly look for volunteers to help us sort books prior to the sale, to pick up book donations from local donors, and to assist with all aspects of the sale itself.