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; another to old and rare volumes and nostalgia.
Everything we sell is donated. We accept all material in good condition, but no encyclopedias, National Geographic or other magazines, dated computer manuals and textbooks, or discarded library books. Good condition means books are clean, have no underlining or highlighting, and are not missing covers or pages.
The Book Fair is organized and run by volunteers. All proceeds from the Fair provide scholarships and bursaries for McGill students.
McGill, through Event Support at Buildings and Grounds, has recently partnered with Renaissance. This not-for-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 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., starting on April 18, 2017. We are not open during Convocation from May 30 to June 7.
Note: Access to campus by car is allowed prior to 11 a.m. 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 14, 2017.
WEST ISLAND: Ian Temple and 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
HUDSON: Katherine Gray-Donald and Bob Gales 450-458-0854
VERDUN: Frank Babics 514-708-9091
Book Fair 2017:
Tuesday, October 17: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18: 10:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 19: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Redpath Hall (east side of McTavish Street, one block north of Sherbrooke)
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*Montreal roads are improving! McGill's downtown campus lives in the heart of Montreal, and can be significantly affected by city infrastructure projects. Construction is currently in progress for Montreal's 375th anniversary and could affect your transit time. Although open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, access is occasionally limited on Sherbrooke St. West, McTavish St., Dr. Penfield Ave., Pine Ave. and University St. Public transportation, especially the metro, is recommended. For full details on construction sites near McGill, please visit our website.
Anne Williams 514-487-7638
Susan Woodruff 450-671-9897
To reach the book fair during donation hours, please call 514 398-8105 during open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Other ways to reach us:
bookfair.alumni [at] mcgill.ca (Email) - Facebook