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. 

The 2024 Book'Em Used Book Sale will be held June 15th -29th,(preview sale June 14th).  Please note that the sale is at a new location, 10779 Hampshire Ave S, Bloomington MN.  We are currently taking donations at the sale site on select days.  Please download the Book'Em Flyer for details regarding donation sites and sale dates/hours.  We appreciate the incredible support we receive from the community and our volunteers for making the sale happen and look forward to seeing you at the next sale.

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. ​ 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.