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. 

​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCPA was forced to cancel the 2021 Book'Em Used Book Sale. Thank you for your understanding and past support.  We look forward to seeing you in the future.  Going forward our goal is to have a 2022 Book'Em Used Book Sale.  We will remain cognizant of how this pandemic plays out and make plans when appropriate.  Please check back in early 2022 for the status of the 2022 Book'Em Used Book Sale.  If you planned on donating books this year and can store until next year that would be great. 

During the past 6 year period, our sales at Book'Em have been in excess of the amount awarded in grants.  This allowed a surplus to be accumulated and a portion of that surplus was presented as 2021 Grant Awards to a number of organizations. â€‹ For a full list of grants please see recent grant awards

An alternate way to support BCPA crime prevention initiatives is to become a 
member of BCPA. Your tax-deductible contribution will help further our crime prevention efforts and would include some perks for the hopefully 2022 Book'Em sale.