St. Michael’s College Annual Book Sale

St. Michael’s College Annual Book Sale

St. Michael’s College Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the John M. Kelly Library are currently accepting donations for the 2019 Book Sale. If you would like to donate books to us, please bring them to the Loans, Information, and Research Desk. Thank you!


Carr Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street
(across the street from the John M. Kelly Library)


Day Time Additional Information
Tues. Sept 25 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. $5 entry fee today only
Wed. Sept. 26 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission
Thurs. Sept. 27 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission
Friday. Sept 28 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission; 1/2 price all day
Sat. Sept 29 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission; $15 box all day

Pricing & Payment

Hardcovers $5.00 ea.
Softcovers $3.00 ea.
Pocket Paperbacks 50¢ ea.
DVDs, VHS, CDs, and Vinyl $1.00 ea.
Special Editions as marked

We accept cash, debit, MasterCard, VISA, and personal cheques.

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 50,000 donated books, music, movies, and other items, which have been sorted into an array of scholarly and general categories. It features classics, literature, philosophy, religion, 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, providing the latest technologies for scholarship and preserving and enhancing the existing collection all for the benefit of current and future students of St. Mike’s.

Check out the event’s Facebook page.

We are looking for book donations

We accept:

  • Books of all subject areas in great condition
  • Books in all languages
  • CDs, DVDs, vinyl records
  • Sheet music and song books

We do not accept:

  • Magazines or journals
  • Textbooks published prior to 2015
  • Musty or moldy books

We’d appreciate books packed in bankers’ boxes or liquor store boxes so that our volunteers can lift them. Donations can be dropped off at the Kelly Library, 113 St. Joseph Street during regular library hours. Please do not leave boxes outside, or in any other part of the College, as they will not be marked for the book sale.

Pickups of larger quantities can be arranged by volunteer drivers. Pickups are available throughout the year, except for the month of the book sale. For more information, please contact The Friends of the Kelly Library at

Volunteer Your Time

The Friends of the Library are looking for volunteers to assist with setting up/packing up and restocking the tables during the Annual SMC Book Sale. If you would like to volunteer please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Rick Hayward.

Highlights – What to Look Forward to at the 2018 Book Sale

USMC 2018 Book Sale Highlights
USMC 2018 Book Sale Highlights
USMC 2018 Book Sale Highlights

As always, a wonderful, large selection of theology.

  • An amazing scholarly philosophy collection, 100s of hardcovers and softcovers in very good condition.
  • Hundreds of Loeb Classical Literature editions, in both Latin and Greek.
  • A big collection of Osprey military history books, with emphasis on Canadian and British services.
  • A beautiful collection of Easton Press books in fine leather bindings.
  • More pristine signed first editions, plus a very nice group of unusual first editions from an important Canadian theater personage’s collection.
  • Very impressive selection of oversized art books this year.
  • A large group of Victorian-era collectible books, ranging from cookery to early Torontoniana to early Canadian military.
  • Big collection on Ancient Egypt and northern Africa including some very nice 1st editions on Lawrence of Arabia.
  • All that, in addition to a huge section on history (now divided into sections for easier searching), a very large literature section, fantastic foreign language selection, a huge Canadiana section, a huge collection of CDs and videos, a nice selection of vinyl, and much much more.

***Please note: We have more space this year as well as air conditioning!***