WANTED:  Book'Em needs you! Volunteers are needed for the book sale in a number of different roles including leadership roles.  Volunteers must be willing to work the entire sale (April through June) including the pre-sale months, set up, book sale, and clean up.  If you are interested or have questions please email board@bcpamn.org.

2018 BOOK'EM 

Our location this year at 7839 Southtown Center in Bloomington (formerly Toys R Us) proved to be a great place for the 2018 Book’EM sale. 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.

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.   A number of factors contributed to our record year including donations of a huge number of high quality books, great visibility with signage facing 494, a major retail store having a “Going out of Business” sale next door to the sale site that brought in many new customers, repeat customers, and especially our volunteers who make it happen each year.  

Donations are no longer being accepted for the 2018 sale, please check  back in April of 2019 for information on next year's sale.  Thank you!




The Book'Em used book sale has been held annually since 1992.  The purpose of the sale is to generate funds that are awarded as grants to Bloomington organizations for crime prevention activities.   The sale has increased in size each year and is now one of the largest of its kind in the Upper Midwest.   We have many loyal customers and receive many compliments about the sale.  Here is one posted on Nextdoor by Bev A., "Most wonderful used book sale ever. I go every year wherever they are, much benefit to our community!  Keep reading and support this."

Used books, cds, dvds,records, games and puzzles are donated (tax deductible) to BCPA from residents, libraries, bookstores, estate sales, etc.  
Click here for types of books and other items accepted.  Book'Em volunteers pick up, sort, organize and sell these items at the annual sale. The sale is held during a two week period in June.  The location of the sale typically moves from year to year to accommodate donated space. Revisit our website frequently for specific information about the upcoming book sale.

For advance notification of the sale you may sign up for an email reminder that will be sent in the spring when we know our location and sale dates and then again just prior to the sale.  Alternatively, you may sign up for postcard notification by emailing your name and address to board@bcpamn.org and we will send you a postcard with the current year's sale information a few weeks prior to the sale.

Drop-off locations usually open the first week of April each year - please be sure to check as this may vary.  If you cannot wait until April (moving, estate sale, down-sizing, trying to get organized) please call 952-220-2537 or email board@bcpamn.org.  We have limited storage but certainly want to accept your tax deductible donation.  Please call or email BCPA if you have any other questions regarding the book sale.

Bloomington Crime Prevention Association

Sponsors of  Book'em Used Book Sale

                             BOOK'EM  Annual Book Sale


                                                          Some of our great Book'Em Volunteers!