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 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.
Book Fair activities are suspended between December and April each year. Donations will be accepted at Redpath Hall every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, starting on April 9, 2019.
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 (special depot day is April 9), but please call ahead before delivering. Last day for donations is September 19, 2019.
DEPOTS: Please email or call ahead before delivering!
ST. LAURENT: Doriana Bisegna 514-378-3888
SOUTH SHORE: Susan Woodruff 450-671-9897
NDG/ WESTMOUNT: Suzy Slavin 514-484-4705
MONTREAL/SOUTH WEST: Allison Haggarty 514-766-7300
HUDSON: Kathy Gray-Donald & Bob Gales 450-458-0854
Book Fair 2019:
Tuesday, October 22: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 24: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Redpath Hall (east side of McTavish Street, one block north of Sherbrooke)
view map here
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