Shoppers at the Book Sale in Seeley Hall

Book 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.

*The Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale, scheduled for October 2021, has been cancelled due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and the continued closure of campus buildings to non-current University of Toronto community members.

When we have more information about the 2021/2022 campus reopening, we will keep everyone updated about the possibility of small pop-up sales and other Friends of the Library Events.

We look forward to returning to campus once it is safe to begin planning the sale for 2022! Thanks to our loyal patrons for your ongoing support.