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A 30,000-Book Market Is Open In Downtown Montreal & Everything's Between $1 And $10

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A 30,000-Book Market Is Open In Downtown Montreal & Everything's Between $1 And $10

Hey nerds, bookworms, casual readers, people who buy books just to fill shelf space and everyone in between. A book market is open in downtown Montreal and organizers promise a selection of 30,000 titles.

The best part: all items will be between $1 and $10.

The mega sale is going down at the Grande Bibliothèque of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ). Profits will benefit the Amis de BAnQ, the non-profit that supports the institution.

Everything from novels, children's books and biographies to travel guides and recipe books are up for grabs. There are also documentaries and "several thousand CDs" for sale, according to the event page.

The BAnQ says the stock of materials is "renewed every hour, every day," so you need not worry about missing out if you weren't among the hordes of book enthusiasts who no doubt lined up to be among the first to gain access to the event.

"There will be gems to find until the very last day," the event page promises.

The book market accepts payments by card in addition to cash. The event page warns that it's BYOB: bring your own bags.

The Grande Bibliothèque is located at the corner of rue Berri and boulevard de Maisonneuve. The sale is taking place in room M-425, which, according to an online floor plan, is on the library's lower level near the entrance to the metro.

The book market is open from December 9 to 11. Get all the details below.

Book Market At The BAnQ

Price: Between $1 and $10

When: December 9 to 11, 2021

  • December 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • December 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque, 475, boulevard de Maisonneuve E., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: Cheap books and CDs make great stocking stuffers and companions during those long, cold winter nights.


    Thomas MacDonald
    Senior Editor
    Thomas MacDonald is a Senior Editor for MTL Blog focused on Montreal public transit and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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