The 2019 sale broke all previous sale records! Many thanks to everyone who made donations, our customers, sponsors  and especially all of our dedicated volunteers!  Finally, thank you to the building owner, Kraus- Anderson, for allowing us to lease this space again!



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!