Bloomington Crime Prevention Association

Sponsors of  Book'em Used Book Sale


The Bloomington Crime Prevention Association (BCPA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose primary focus is to raise money for community based crime prevention programs.

We are best known for our annual fundraiser, the Book'Em Used Book Sale, one of the largest used book sales in the Midwest.

Our location this year at  Southtown Center in Bloomington proved to be a great place for the 2018 Book’EM Sale.  This year’s sale was the largest and most successful in terms of the amount raised for crime prevention activities with gross sales reaching the highest amount in our 26-year history. We are grateful for the opportunity that the owner of the building, Kraus-Anderson, provided in allowing us to lease the space for the sale. We also appreciate everyone who made donations, our sponsors, our customers, and especially all of our volunteers who make it happen each year. These funds will allow the organization many grant opportunities.  Proceeds from the sale will help fund a variety of crime prevention and public safety grants, including a number of after school programs, National Night Out and Bloomington Police Citizen’s Academy.    

The Grant Committee is currently accepting 2018 grant applications due September 14th, 2018. To apply for a 2018 grant, please go to the 
Grant section of our website to complete the application.  Grants will be awarded in November 2018.

We hope you will consider becoming a 
member of BCPA. Your tax-deductible contribution will help further our crime prevention efforts and also includes some perks for the Book'Em sale.