The McGill Book Fair, held each autumn in Redpath Hall, offers buyers tens of thousands of used books, French and English, in categories ranging from architecture to zoology. In addition to volumes old and new, the Book Fair also offers vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and sheet music. One room is devoted exclusively to art and architecture, and another to old and rare volumes and nostalgia. We accept all material in good condition, but no encyclopedias, National Geographic or other magazines, or manuals.
The Book Fair is organized and run entirely by volunteers. All proceeds are used to support McGill Scholarships. Since its inception in 1971, the Book Fair has raised over $1.6 million.
McGill University, through the Event Support at Buildings and Grounds, has recently partnered with Renaissance. This non-profit organization collects books that we are not able to use for our fair; we value this opportunity to recycle.
Donations are accepted at Redpath Hall every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, beginning March 24, 2015. Please note we must close for Convocation from May 26 to June 9.
NOTE: Access to campus by car is allowed prior to 11am through the Milton Street gates on University Avenue.
Please contact one of the coordinators to arrange for on-campus delivery outside open hours. You may also leave donations at one of our depots, but please call ahead before delivering. Last day for donations is September 24, 2015.
TMR: Mebbie Aikens 514 341-0452
WEST ISLAND: Ian Temple & Sandy Keymer 514 421-0804
ST. LAURENT: Doriana Bisegna 514-378-5888
SOUTH SHORE: Susan Woodruff 450 671-9897
NDG/WESTMOUNT: Suzy Slavin 514 484-4705
Book Fair 2015:
Tuesday October 20. 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday October 21, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday October 22, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Redpath Hall (east side of McTavish Street, one block north of Sherbrooke)
Anne Williams 514 487-7638
Susan Woodruff 450 671-9897
To reach the book fair during donation hours, please call 514 398-8105.
Note, however, that the phone will only be monitored during open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Email: bookfair [dot] alumni [at] mcgill [dot] ca