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 2022 Book'Em Annual Used Book Sale will be held this Fall with Preview Night on Friday October 7 and continuing for 16 days ending on October 22, 2022.  The sale will be held in the former Toys-R-Us store at Southtown Shopping Center, Bloomington MN (same location as 2019 sale).  The same sale format is intended, but the Covid impact and volunteer availability will determine how the sale will be conducted.  The volunteers are concerned for their health and yours and will be vaccinated along with masking and distancing as deemed appropriate.  Customers can show their sincere appreciation by doing the same.  Together we can do this!

Please check here for details on what items can be donated and where to donate them.

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 and would include some perks for the 2022 Book'Em sale.