Trinity College Annual Book Sale


Book sale imageA spectacular Annual Book Sale is held by the Friends of the Library every October in Seeley Hall at Trinity College. Funds raised through the Book Sale support many projects and activities of Trinity's John W. Graham Library. The annual revenue from book sales in recent years has consistently reached or exceeded $120,000.

The Friends' Book Sale features some 100,000 donated books sorted into 70 academic and popular categories. Prices range from $2 to hundreds of dollars for rarities and other treasures.

40th Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, October 22 - Monday, October 26, 2015
Seeley Hall, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue

Map: Seeley Hall, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto (close to Museum and St. George subway stations)

Transit directions:

From Museum subway, walk south towards Queen's Park, west around corner
From  St. George subway, walk 1 block south to Hoskin, east 1  1/2 blocks
From Wellesley subway, take 94 West bus to Trinity door

Dates & Times:

Thursday, October 22, 12 pm - 9 pm: Opening day admission charge is $5.
Friday, October 23, 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday, October 24, 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, October 25, Noon - 8 pm
Monday, October 26, 10 am - 8 pm

Payment options available: Credit (VISA, MC, AMEX), debit cards, personal cheques (with adequate identification), and cash.

Book Sale Donations and Volunteer Opportunities

Image of book spinesYour donations have made our sale a success over the years, and we appreciate your continued contribution to the sale.

How to donate to the sale

Dropping off books

  • We accept books on Tuesdays between 10-3, East side of the College (facing Queen's park). Drive down the ramp and call 416-978-2522, extension 2006 and someone will open the doors for you.
  • Books must be packed in sealed boxes, no larger than 1 cubic foot (LCBO sized boxes)

Arrange a pick-up

  • If you need to arrange a pick-up of your book donation, please leave a message for us at 416-978-6750. Depending on the availability of our volunteer drivers, we may be able to arrange a pick-up at your home.
  • Books must be packed in sealed boxes, no larger than 1 cubic foot (LCBO sized boxes)

We regret that we cannot accept the following:

  • Magazines or journals
  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Encyclopedias or textbooks that are more than ten years old.

If you need to contact the Friends of the Library for further information, or if you wish to volunteer at the book sale, please phone 416-978-6750 and leave a message. Someone will return your call within a couple of days.