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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, October 26 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 Clareview Branch beginning Monday, November 2.

Come back at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 26 to shop the Online Book Sale.

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

Each bag is $20. Most themes include a variety of ten (10) books (a mix of hardcover and paperback) for you to take home and enjoy. Some themes are curated specifically based on the inventory we have available (e.g. Adult Mystery Paperback or Adult Large Print Fiction Hardcover).

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) Adult General Fiction bag, but not two (2) Adult General Fiction bags for example.

Select your themes and pay online via our order form. Sales will happen on Monday, October 26 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, but please note we cannot accept requests for specific authors or titles.

There are eight (8) themes available:

  1. Adult General Fiction
  2. Adult History & Biography
  3. Adult Large Print Fiction Hardcover
  4. Adult Mystery Paperback
  5. Cookbooks
  6. Home & Garden
  7. Children’s 0-5 Board & Picture Books
  8. Children’s 6-12 Chapter & Non-Fiction Books
  9. Limited Edition for this Sale – Box of Harlequin Romance (approx. 50 books)
Online Books2Buy Book Sale

You can pick up your bag(s) beginning Monday, November 2 from our Clareview Branch holds shelf, anytime during open hours:

3808 139 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB, T5Y 3E7

Monday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Each bag and the materials within are sold as is, no refunds, no exchanges.

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. Charitable tax receipts for donations will be issued within two weeks after the Sale date.

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.

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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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