In accordance with the Quebec government directive, the McGill Bookfair is suspending all activities at Redpath and all donation drop-offs at depots until further notice. 

The Annual McGill Book Fair

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.

Redpath Hall (east side of McTavish Street, one block north of Sherbrooke)
view map here


  • Anne Williams 514-487-7638 / 514-476-7638
  • Susan Woodruff 450-671-9897 / 514-212-3309

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:
bookfair.alumni [at] (subject: Book%20fair%20inquiry) (Email) - Facebook

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