The University College Book Sale began in 1979 as a small, annual sale offering affordable books to students. More than thirty years later, our volunteers collect and assess over 100,000 books annually; operate a year-round Book Shop in the College; maintain listings of over 5,000 books in our online store at AbeBooks.com; run various special sales such as; and organize a large sale every October. Proceeds from the Book Sale go to students and to the UC Library, as well as various alumni and academic initiatives.
All books are carefully examined by trained volunteers. Some are considered for the U of T Libraries' holdings. Others are selected for the UC Book Sale in October or the Book Shop, or are placed in our catalogues or internet listings. Some items are shared with local non-profit organizations in Toronto and Ontario. Others are shared with schools and programs abroad in countries of the Caribbean, Central America, and Africa. Books appropriate for recycling are processed through the U of T system.
Contact the UC Book Sale
Send us an email or call us at (416) 978-0372 and leave a voicemail with your name and telephone number. Please accept our apologies if there has been a delay in getting back to you. The previous Chair of the Book Sale was quite ill and passed on in November of 2014. We are doing our best to pick up where she left off.