Thousands of books await

Thousands of books await

During the first two weeks of September, the Kingston Symphony Warehouse transforms into a literary haven, bustling with excitement and a shared passion for books. Volunteers work tirelessly behind the scenes to bring this magical event to life. They spend months preparing for the Book Fair, meticulously sorting and categorizing thousands of donated books spanning a wide array of genres.

Beyond fundraising, the Book Fair fosters a sense of community by bringing everyone together, promotes literacy, and leaves a lasting impact on the city of Kingston. “In addition to our typically strong selections of mystery, fiction, and Canadiana, we have an unusually large collection of classic sci-fi as well as fantasy and horror this year,” says Tom Pynn, co-chair of the Book Fair. “With more books available than ever before, you will love perusing this selection.” Other categories include: Music, Collectibles, Children’s, Literature, Poetry, Military, History, Politics, Art, Architecture, Sciences, Biography, Health and Fitness, Self-help and DIY.  

When and Where

LOCATION: Kingston Symphony Warehouse | 785 Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard, Unit 7A

OPENING NIGHT ADMISSION DATE: September 7, 2023 EARLY BIRD ENTRY (4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Early Bird tickets will be available for $20, giving you access to the sale from 4:00-4:30pm on opening night only. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Get your Early Bird tickets when they go on sale on Tuesday, August 15.

General admission is $5 after 4:30pm. Tickets can be bought at the door.

Entry is free for all other days of the sale.


  • Thursday, September 7, 2023  | 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. (4-4:30 p.m. for Early Bird entrance)
  • Friday, September 8, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 9, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 10, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Monday, September 11, 2023 - Friday, September 15, 2023 | 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 16, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 17, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Masks are not mandatory for this event but are supplied if you are in need of one. For any additional inquiries, please contact the Kingston Symphony Volunteers at Look forward to more Kingston Symphony Volunteers sales ahead! The Vinyl Records Sale will take place October 26-29, 2023 and the All Things Christmas, Gifts and Art Sale will take place on November 24-26, 2023.