One. More. Day.

The 28th year of the Victoria College Book Sale is almost upon us!

Doors open at 2:00 P.M. sharp tomorrow, Thursday September 19th, and stay open until 8:00 P.M. that night!  Can’t make it on Thursday?  No problem!  The sale continues:

Friday Sept 20th, 10am-8pm

Saturday Sept 21st, 11am-6pm

Sunday Sept 22nd, 11am-5pm

Monday Sept 23rd, 10am-8pm

New stock is put out throughout the day, each and every day of the sale, so there’s always something new and interesting to catch your eye!  Check out some of the goodies our hard-working volunteers have already set up for Opening Day:

On the main floor of Old Vic in Alumni Hall:

And a new favourite for those who have been part of the sale over the years is our table with “Lin’s Picks”, honouring Lin Taylor’s upbeat spirit, cheerful personality and infallible sense of humour:  you are missed!


Don’t forget to pop into the Specials Room this year — you never know what you’ll find!  We’ve got some older books, some hard-to-find books, journals, art prints, posters, and all kinds of odds & ends.  Sneak a peek below for a preview:

There are many many more subject areas and thousands of books upstairs on the second floor and in the chapel.  Not sure where to find your favourites?  Ask one of our volunteers or pick up a copy of the directory.

We can’t wait to see you on Thursday at 2:00 P.M.!

Treasures from the Book Sale

Now that the book sale is over, we would like to showcase various titles, rare and not so rare (but altogether very special to us), that we picked up at the book sale while we were taking a break from volunteering.

The Grandmothers by Kathleen Coburn with drawings by John A. Hall:
first edition from 1949!

Viola Whitney Pratt: A Testament of Love, edited by Mildred Claire Pratt: this book is a diary of Viola Whitney Pratt, the wife of E.J. Pratt and was edited by their daughter, Claire,  in the honour of her mother who passed away in 1984

University of Toronto, John P. Robarts Research Library: published by University of Toronto Library, printed by the University of Toronto Press in 1974. This publication describes the opening of the Robarts Library, the architecture and the different departments within the institution, at that time when students were still off limits to the stack area and before the library was open to undergraduates).

Two Thousand Years of Oriental Ceramics, by Fujio Koyama and John Figgess—its tipped-in illustrations are gorgeous!

The Greatest Englishman in History by Canadian Prime Minister Arthur Meighen: an address he gave about Shakespeare in the 1930s.

We hope that our customers were as happy with their findings as we are and we invite you to visit us next year as well!