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 St. Mike's 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
Donations can be dropped off to the Kelly Library, which is located at 113 St. Joseph Street. For large donations, please contact the library to schedule a time for the material will be dropped off. To arrange for a pick up please email the Book Sale Coordinator, Peter Rogers; donations must be packed prior to pick up. Please pack the items in boxes that are equal size to banker boxes; any larger could possibly injure the person lifting the boxes.
We accept all types of media for the sale, such as but not limited to, books, DVDs, VHS, tapes, and CDs. However, we will recycle magazines, outdated text books, damaged and/or musty books.
Highlights of the St. Michael's College 2014 Book Sale
Large group of books on military and war, especially WWI and WWII, including specialty books about uniforms, weaponry, medals and insignia, etc.
Some very scarce books on Canadian military, particularly WWI and WWII era
A large and high quality collection of books on heraldry, with special emphasis on Irish, Scots and German heraldry and genealogy
A large and unusual collection of books on Eastern Europe and the Balkans, particularly Soviet era
Loads of DVD and VHS movies, including many classic films
We have vinyl! Classical records and jazz, especially
Signed, first edition novels in like new condition; many unusual first edition Canadian novels in like new condition.
Huge, scholarly and even antiquarian collection of language books, particularly French and German, but also including Irish, Hebrew, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, and more.
We have very strong history and Canadiana collection
We always have very good theology and religion collections, but this year also a nice Judaica selection.
Nice collection of Folio Society books including Gibbon’s Rome set
First edition Charley and the Chocolate Factory with the scarce Oompa-Loompa illustration that was later changed
Interesting and beautiful art books, including two beautiful books on Herge
180 of 200 run of magnificent art prints folios from Fratelli Fabbri Editori, La Piu Grande Collana d’Arte del Mondo, each folio sized volume with full color beautifully printed plates; still in the original cases.
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.
Volunteer Your Time
Our donors come from the St. Michael’s community of professors, students and alumni, as well as other members of the GTA community.