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 entirely by volunteers. All proceeds from the Fair provide scholarships and bursaries for McGill students.
McGill has 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 am to 2:00 pm, as of April 19, 2022. We are not open during Convocation from May 24 to June 15.
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 below to arrange for on-campus delivery outside opening hours. You may also leave donations at one of our depots, but please call ahead before delivering. Last day for donations is September 15th.
DEPOTS: Please email or call ahead before delivering!
HUDSON: Kathy Gray-Donald & Bob Gales 450-458-0854
MONTREAL/SOUTH WEST: Allison Haggarty 514-766-7300
ST. LAURENT: Doriana Bisegna 514-378-5888
WEST ISLAND/KIRKLAND: Aida Norkeliunas 514-575-8747
WEST ISLAND/POINTE CLAIRE: Christine Owers 514-426-2831 / christineeowers [at] yahoo.com
MONTREAL/PLATEAU: Filipe Werneck 514-704-6968 / fkwerneck [at] gmail.com
SOUTH SHORE: Allita Rodrigues & Maria-Luiza Blaschi 450-396-7736 / malublaschi [at] gmail.com
LACHINE: Frank Babics 514-708-9091 / frank.babics [at] gmail.com
TMR/VMR: Kim Bartlett 514-442-6690 / kim.bartlett [at] mcgill.ca
BAIE-D’URFE: Cara Piperni 514-971-7200 / cara.piperni [at] mcgill.ca
Book Fair 2022:
Tuesday, October 18: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 19: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 20: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Redpath Hall (east side of McTavish Street, one block north of Sherbrooke)
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 during hours of operation:
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