Why We Do It
The Seminary’s Stewardship and Missions Committee‘s annual used book sale is organized and run by Princeton Seminary students to help other seminary students in developing nations broaden their theological education. Our hope is to raise financial support and awareness for international seminary libraries in need. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit theological seminaries around the world. Many of these institutions are closely connected to the Seminary community. They are home seminaries of our international students and professors, places to which these men and women will likely return to teach. These gifts allow our colleagues around the world to build richer library collections in their own languages.
For more information about the sale, donating books, directions, or assistance with unloading large book donations, please contact [email protected]
Where and When
The book sale will take place at the Whiteley Gymnasium on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 12 (Book Vendors): 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Entrance fee of $7
Wednesday, April 13 (PTS Community Only): 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 14: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Entrance fee of $7
Friday, April 15: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Entrance fee of $7
Saturday, April 16: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ($10.00 per box)
The Whiteley Gymnasium is located at 36 Hibben Road, at the corner of Stockton Street (Route 206) in Princeton. Click here for maps and directions.
Private and Group Donations
Book donations will be accepted during Monday, April 4 –Saturday, April 9 ONLY! Please do not drop-off books outside of these dates because it will cause undue risk for those entering and exiting Whiteley Gym and will be discarded by Security. The times allocated for book donations will be:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Attention Ministers and Students!
Help collect donations by posting this information in your church bulletin:
Donate Your Used Books: The Annual Princeton Theological Seminary Used Book Sale is April 12–16 and we need your old books! All money raised supports seminary libraries abroad in building library collections in their own languages. The drop-off dates are Monday, April 4 to Friday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m.-12p.m. & 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. And Saturday April 9 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ONLY!Please do not drop-off books outside of these dates because it will cause undue risk for those entering and exiting Whiteley Gym. The gym is located at 36 Hibben Road at the corner of Stockton Street (Route 206) in Princeton. A receipt will be provided for the number of books donated.
Book Sale Grant
Applications are currently being accepted through Thursday, April 30, 2016.Through this book sale grant, the proceeds from the annual sale support sister institutions in developing countries whose missions are to prepare Christian women and men for ministry. If you know of an institution you would like to nominate to receive such a grant, please complete this application form and mail or fax it to:
Office of Multicultural Relations (re: Book Sale)
Princeton Theological Seminary
P.O. Box 821
Princeton, NJ 08542-0853
Thank you for your support!