Book Sales

The best value for buying books in the city.

You can buy donated items and materials withdrawn from the library's collection. Money raised from book sales is used to support library programs and services.


Materials range from $0.50 to $5 with the majority of materials priced at $1. Please bring your own bag.

Treasures sale event

September 14-16, 2023

Great deals on thousands of first editions, rare and collectible books from $2 and up. Sale takes place in Beeton Hall at the Toronto Reference Library.

Please bring your own bag and patience as there may be a lineup.

Sale hours:
Thursday, September 14 9:30 am to 7 pm
$3 admission fee only on Thursday – cash only
Friday, September 15 9 am to 7 pm
Saturday, September 16 9 am to 4 pm

Book Ends Store Locations and Hours

The library’s largest book sale locations are called Book Ends North and Book Ends South. Both stores are staffed by Friends of the Library.


Visit our Donations page to learn more about donating books and other materials to the library.