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Books2Buy

At the Library Book Sale, you can take our stuff home with you... and keep it!

Missing our ever-popular Books2Buy Sales? Us too! Physical distancing measures mean you can’t attend our Sales in-person, so we’re bringing them to you! Participate in the spirit of Books2Buy from the comfort of your home through our Online Book Sale.

On Monday, August 24 we’ll be selling a limited number of Books2Buy grab bags. Inside each reusable EPL bag you’ll receive a variety of ten (10) books (a mix of hardcover and paperback) curated by our expert volunteers around a pre-selected theme. Bags are $20 each and will be ready for pickup at our Whitemud Crossing Branch beginning Monday, August 31.

The link to shop the Online Book Sale will be posted here at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 24.

Donate Materials

The funds generated from the sale of donated books and other library materials at our Book Sales are used to enhance EPL collections and services.

We have temporarily suspended accepting donated material. Stay tuned for updates.

How Online Book Sales Work

  • There are nine (9) themes available:
    1. Adult General Fiction
    2. Adult Mystery
    3. Adult English Literature
    4. Adult History & Biography
    5. Teen/Adult Cartoon & Graphic Novels
    6. Children’s 0-5 Board & Picture Books
    7. Children’s 6-12 Chapter & Non-Fiction Books
    8. Limited Edition for this Sale Only - Travel Books
    9. Limited Edition for this Sale Only - Box of Harlequin Romance (approx. 50 books)
  • There is a maximum of one (1) bag per theme per customer, but you can buy multiple themes. That means you can buy one (1) Adult Mystery bag and one (1) Cookbooks bag, but not two (2) Cookbooks bags for example.
  • Each bag is $20 with a variety of either ten (10) books (a mix of hardcover and paperback) or eight (8) discs for you to take home and enjoy.
  • Select your themes and pay online via our order form. Sales will happen on Monday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. or until sold out.
  • There is a section on the form to provide comments on the theme if you would like. Our volunteers will do their best to adjust the content to suit the reader if available, but please note we cannot accept requests of specific authors or titles at this time.
  • Each bag and the materials within are sold as is, no refunds, no exchanges.
  • You can pick up your bag(s) beginning Monday, August 31 from our Whitemud Crossing Branch holds shelf, anytime during open hours:

145 Whitemud Crossing Shopping Centre
4211 106 Street
Edmonton AB T6J 6L7
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Charitable tax receipts will not be issued on bag purchases.
  • Customers can top up their order with a charitable donation. All proceeds will support EPL's priority projects.

Snagged a bag last time? Consider sitting this sale out to give those who didn’t get the chance to shop our previous Sale the opportunity to purchase a bag this time.

Next Books2Buy Sales

Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended physical Books2Buy Sales until further notice.

Edmonton Public Library Books2Buy Sale Header

Volunteer Opportunities

All of our Books2Buy Sales are completely volunteer run! Enormous thanks do our dedicated team who make our Sales so successful. All Book Sale vacancies are currently filled, but please visit our Volunteer page for more opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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