15th Book Sale - September 20-24, 2023

All Sales - Cash Only

Post Sale Survey – Tell Us How We Did

Please take a few minutes to complete the post sale survey if you attended this year’s sale. Your responses help us plan for next year. If you provide your email address at the bottom of the survey, you will be entered into a draw for a gift certificate from Janus Books, Guelph. The draw will take place in October and the winner notified by email. Hope you enjoyed the sale! Thanks for coming, and thanks to Janus Books for donating the gift certificate.


BOOK SALE – Price List, Floor Plan, Where to park

The Price List, Floor Plan, and Parking map for the sale are now available. Feel free to print them before coming to the sale. And remember this is a CASH ONLY sale.

The sale starts Wednesday, September 20 with our early bird night from 6-8pm. There is a $10 admission on this night only.

The rest of the sale days are free admission from Thursday, 21 – Sunday, 24.


We Did It! $1million Gift to the Public Library

At a ceremony held on September 11 at the site of this year’s book sale, founding Friends of the GPL Chair Virginia Gillham and current Chair Ian Findlay presented a BIG CHEQUE for $1,000,000 to the Guelph Public Library (CEO Steve Kraft and Board Chair Randalin Ellery). The amount was raised through the efforts of the Friends at 14 previous sales stretching back to the first sale in 2007 that raised $8,200. On hand to witness the presentation current and former Friends members and book sale volunteers. Way to go!


Praise the Ward! A One-day Community Celebration

While you are in the neighbourhood at the book sale be sure to explore the food, fun, arts, crafts and music at this one day festival on Saturday, September 23.

For a poster-sized view of the event, click on the image.


Later this fall, in October and November, the Friends are pleased to present David Sax and Robert J. Sawyer at the Guelph Public Library. Click here for more information and to register for these exciting upcoming events.


Who are the Friends of the Guelph Public Library?

We are an arms-length group of community volunteers who believe that the Guelph Public Library is a necessary & vital community institution.

We support the goals of the Library.

We volunteer to make a great library even better.

We promote the Library in the community through special programs, fundraising, and advocacy.

Our main fundraiser is our annual Community book sale.

After an annual gift to the library for current programming, investments from revenue sources such as the annual Book Sale accrue to nearly $1 million. This will be available for use when a new library is built.