Dear Supporters of the Victoria University Booksale
Last week we announced the opening of a Bookshop just inside the E. J. Pratt Library. While we are still opening, we have had to curb our enthusiasm while we wait for better news and the lifting of restrictions.
For the moment, the Bookshop will be open to students, faculty and staff of the U of Toronto, only.
The Hours are:
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Holiday Break Closure: the Bookshop will close for the holiday break beginning Wednesday, December 22 and will reopen on Monday, January 10. Please check this page again for the opening hours in the new year.
You will be required to wear a mask, socially distance and show proof of vaccine and your T-Card.
We will share more information about the hours and who can access the Bookshop as things change. We appreciate your patience. We have had lots of people missing the Booksale two years in a row and we have lots of books to sell!
We have wonderful books, new, used, and some rare, in all subject areas, from graphic novels to art, history, science, and classic literature, ALL at great prices.
Fresh stock daily.
Come and browse for yourselves and for special unusual gifts.
The annual Victoria College Book Sale will not be taking place in 2021, in compliance with UT/ Victoria University Covid guidelines.
We are hopeful, should in person learning commence in the fall, that a Friends of the Library secondhand bookshop might be an option.
When we have a more settled idea of what the 2021/2022 academic year will look like, we will keep everyone updated about this possibility.
In the meantime, book pick ups and deliveries are not possible, but we send thanks to the many generous donors who have contacted us this past year.
It is with regret that we announce that the autumn 2020 Victoria College Book Sale will not be taking place.
This is in compliance with UT and Victoria College guidelines which discourage the assembly of large groups on campus during this Covid 19 pandemic.
As a successful sale such as ours is predicated on crowds of book lovers in Old VIC shopping freely to their heart’s content, you can see the problem.
Volunteers have already gathered and prepared a wealth of materials which will keep, as we hope for better days ahead. We have set the dates for the 2021 September sale, and are looking into the possibility of some sort of late winter / early spring book event, about which more later.
In the meantime, while book pick ups and deliveries are not possible at the moment, due to the campus shutdown, volunteers do plan to resume activities such as this when the all clear is given.
We will update you as we gather further information.
Many thanks, as always, for your amazing support. It will certainly be wonderful to see all of you when it is possible.
I send along my best wishes for your continued good health and happy hearts.
Chair of the Victoria College Book Sale