Friends of the Kelly Library Annual Book Sale

Sept 29 ~ Oct 3 2015

Book Sale Hours

Tue. Sep. 29: 3pm $5 Entry fee

Wed. Sep. 30: 8:30am to 8pm

Thu. Oct. 1: 8:30am – 8pm

Fri. Oct. 2: 8:30am – 8pm

Sat. Oct. 3: 10am – 2pm

About the Kelly Library Book Sale

Every fall, the Friends of the John M. Kelly Library host a used book sale to raise funds for the St. Michael’s College Kelly Library. The sale features more than 100,000 donated books and other media items, which have been sorted into an array of scholarly and general categories. It also features musical scores, biographies, literature in foreign, a children`s corner, cookbooks, and much, much more. Our special editions include curiosities, rarities, signed first editions, and exquisite art books.

The proceeds go towards improving the physical spaces within the library, provide the latest technologies for scholarship, and preserve and enhance the existing collection all for benefit of current and future students of St. Mike’s.

Donating to the Book Sale

Thank you very much for your generous book donations.

At this time we will not be accepting any more donations, and invite you to our 2015 Book Sale where we will have our largest selection available ever.

Highlights of the 2015 Book Sale

This year, we have an especially fine selection of history and religion books.  Our language selection is huge, with excellent French, Italian, German books, but also a large selection of Slavic language, Romanian, Gaelic, Baltic languages…and of course Greek and Latin classics.

We have a wonderful and large selection of first edition small press modern poetry (many signed); a huge selection of signed modern first editions in fine condition; a big collection of 50s scifi and pulp fiction books; a nice selection of Franklin Library. There is also Folio and Heritage Press works;  a selection of architecture and design books; and an especially large selection of oversized and beautiful coffee table books.  Last but not least, there is a good  assortment of LPs, which also include boxes of 78 rpms!

Book Sale Pricing

Hard Covers $5.00 ea.

Trade Paperbacks $3.00 ea.

Popular Fiction $3.00 ea. or 2/$5.00

Pocket Paperbacks 50¢ ea., 3/$1.00, or 20/$5.00

DVDs, VHS, CDs, and Vinyl $1.00 ea.

Special Editions as marked


Cash, Debit, MasterCard, VISA, and personal cheques.


Our donors come from the St. Michael’s community of professors, students and alumni, as well as other members of the GTA community.

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