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.

                                                 *** 2019 Book'Em Sale Update ***

We are very pleased to announce that the 2019 sale has been the most successful on record and our last day, Saturday, June 15th  everything will be half-price! There are still many great books, cds, dvds, games, etc. remaining so please join us one last time this year!  

Our location at  Southtown Center in Bloomington been a great place for the 2019 Book’EM Sale as we have surpassed last year's record breaking sale!  We are grateful to the owner of the building, Kraus-Anderson,  for allowing us to lease the space for the sale. We also appreciate everyone who makes donations, our sponsors, our customers, and especially all of our volunteers who make it happen each year. 

Proceeds from the sale 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.    For more information on grants awarded on November 14, 2018 please click here.

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.