Shoppers at the Book Sale in Seeley Hall

Book Sale


45th Friends of the Library Book Sale: Thursday, October 20 to Monday, October 24, 2022

The Trinity College Friends of the Library are optimistically looking forward to our 45th Book Sale, and we want it to be a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

For attendees: view the pandemic changes for this year’s sale, including no indoor line-ups, single entrance via main Trinity College entrance and no cash payment (only credit or debit card).

For the health of our volunteers and visitors, masks are preferred but we cannot guarantee a 100% masked environment during the sale. We will be limiting the number of customers into Seeley Hall at one time.


  • wear a mask
  • keep social distancing
  • do not enter if you have COVID or have been exposed to someone who has recently tested positive.
  • Debit/Credit only
  • Be prepared for lines and bring a shopping bag

Dates & Times:

Thursday, October 20 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ($5.00 Admission)
Friday, October 21 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 24 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Seeley Hall (Second Floor), 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).

Public transit directions:

From Museum Subway Station, walk south towards Queen’s Park, right (west) around the corner to Hoskin
From St. George Subway Station walk 1 block south to Hoskin, left (east) 1 1/2 blocks
From Wellesley Subway Station, take the 94 West bus which has a stop in front of Trinity

Payment options available: Payment may be made with a credit or debit card. Cash and cheque will not be accepted.

Accessibility information: Second floor via stairs. There is an elevator available for those with accessibility requirements.

Support the Book Sale: donate your books or volunteer with the Friends of the Library!

About the Sale

The Trinity College Friends of the Library Book Sale takes place every October in Seeley Hall at Trinity College. The Sale offers more than 50,000 books, as well as CDs and DVDs. The funds raised through the Book Sale are used by the Friends to support the many projects and activities of Trinity’s John W. Graham Library and to ensure the Library continues to play an essential role in the life of the students at the College.

Over the course of the year, our dedicated volunteers carefully sort thousands of donated books into 70 academic and popular categories. At the sale you can find cookbooks, art books, musical scores, biographies, children’s books, popular and classic literature, travel guides, academic monographs from a variety of disciplines, theology, religion, and many other categories. There is also a significant selection of rare and unique items, as well as special editions.