29th Annual Trinity Secondhand Booksale

Posted on: 29 January 2018

The 29th Annual Trinity Secondhand Booksale will be held from 12.00 noon on Tuesday 20 February to lunchtime on Thursday 22 February in the Examination Hall, Front Square of Trinity College Dublin. The event, which features thousands of novels, academic books, journals, guides and reference books, is the largest charity book sale in Ireland. Books are generously donated throughout the year to the Booksale Office by staff, students, alumni and friends of Trinity College Dublin. They include books given by several recently retired members of staff in English, French, history, economics, and art history, amongst many others.

As part of the annual Booksale, an auction of rare books will take place at 5.30pm on Tuesday 20 February. Admission charge for this day only is €3. The preliminary auction catalogue can be viewed Here.

Grants to the College Libraries totalling €23,000 were generated by the 2017 Booksale. Following the annual event, the Booksale Committee invites applications for grants for the purchase of books, maps, manuscripts, etc., that will enhance the research resources of the College Libraries. Most of the funding has been won by the heritage departments of the Library: €16,000 was awarded to the Research Collections Division which includes the Departments of Manuscripts, Early Printed Books, and Maps. Grants were also made for purchases in Civil Engineering, Germanic Studies, Medieval History, History, and Psychology.

In welcoming the grants, College Librarian Helen Shenton thanked the organisers of the annual booksale and said ‘The Book Sale is a great success, and raising nearly half a million Euros over its lifetime is such an achievement’.

For more information visit the Booksale website or email booksale@tcd.ie.