Trinity College Annual Book Sale



Trinity College Book sale in Seeley Hall, Trinity College, TorontoThe Trinity College Friends of the Library hold a spectacular book sale every October in Seeley Hall at Trinity College. Thanks to the many who have donated books to the sale and to our valued customers, the annual revenue in recent years has consistently reached or exceeded $120,000. Funds raised through the Book Sale support many projects and activities of Trinity's John W. Graham Library.

What can I expect to find at the sale?

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. We also offer a significant selection of rare and unique items, as well as special editions.

44th Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, October 24 to Monday, October 28, 2019

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

Dates & Times:

Thursday, October 24 | 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ($5.00 Admission) NEW: Access to the College will be granted at 6:00 a.m.; no admittance prior to this time. 

Friday, October 25 | 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26 | 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 27 | 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 28 | 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Payment options available: Credit (VISA, MC, AMEX), debit cards, and cash.

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

Donating books to the saleImage of book sale books

We would like to thank all our generous donors who have provided us with many wonderful books for this year’s sale. The donation period is now closed and we are no longer accepting donations for this Fall’s sale. We will recommence accepting donations early in the New Year.

Volunteering for the sale

How do I volunteer for the sale?

Volunteers are needed throughout the year, especially people who have a vehicle and are willing to pick-up donations. Volunteers are also required during the sale. A variety of volunteer positions are available depending on your interests and experience. 

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, option 2, and leave a message; someone will return your call within a couple of days. You may also e-mail