Opening Day Success!

The line-up may have started very early in the morning but that certainly didn’t stop throngs of book-lovers from joining the queue throughout the day even as the temperature soared on this last full day of summer.  Can you spot yourself in any of these pictures from the Vic Book Sale’s Opening Day?

The line continued to grow until the doors officially opened at 2 p.m.!  It took almost 20 minutes for everyone in line to pass through the entrance but they definitely weren’t disappointed:

Upstairs on the second floor, book-lovers continued to peruse many pages before filling their boxes with cherished prizes:

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out today to support the Victoria University Library!  You helped make the Opening Day of our 26th Annual Book Sale a resounding success!

If you’re not at home recuperating (or overwhelmed like our friend below)…

… come back and visit us over the next few days.  We’re open:

  • Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

See you again soon!


One. More. Day.

Yes, the Victoria College Book Sale officially starts at 2 P.M. SHARP TOMORROW!  Our Opening Day hours run until 8 p.m., so don’t wait too long to come by.  For this first day only, admission is $5 but… it’s FREE for students who show their ID.

Here’s one last preview of some of the gems we have to offer at this year’s sale:

And there’s plenty more!

But you’ll have to check it out for yourself!  See you there!


It’s almost here!

Just a couple of days to go before the start of the 26th Annual Victoria College Book Sale!  Hooray!

In case you haven’t been by Vic campus lately, we’ve got a GIANT sign on Queen’s Park Crescent to greet you plus banners on the majestic south steps of Old Vic AND the east entrance to the building:

As promised, here’s a glimpse into how set-up was going on Friday afternoon in Alumni Hall on the main floor:

Don’t forget to mosey on up the stairs to the second floor:  there’s a huge selection of items to find!

And in case running up these steps two at a time seems a bit daunting, there is an elevator tucked away in the far corner:  just ask one of our friendly volunteers if you have trouble finding it!

Congrats on reaching the second floor!

You’ll find fiction, mystery and maybe a few other sections as you enter:

Don’t worry; those empty wooden tables will be chock full of goodies by Thursday!

Check out this collage of volunteers working away diligently in the Vic Chapel as they unbox, sort, and organize mountains of books on the second floor:

So what kinds of books can you expect to find?  In a word:  EVERYTHING!

Tomorrow, we’ll give you one last pictorial preview of titles available at this year’s sale.