Children's Hospital Book Market

Sep 20, 2021

The Children’s Hospital Book Market fall 2020 sale has officially been cancelled. With continued COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of more than 300 volunteers and the participating public during the event, the semi-annual event has now had to cancel both its spring and fall sales for 2020.

Due to the inability of volunteers to gather to pick up or sort books since the pandemic was declared, no books are being collected and the public is asked to NOT drop books off at firehalls or Dufresne Furniture and Appliances stores, as they will not be accepted.

We thank you all for your support and understanding.

If you would like to continue to support kids in hospital with the gift of play, please consider making a donation similar to the amount you would have spent on a book, by clicking Donate Now at

Stay tuned for more information about 2021 Book Markets.



The Children’s Hospital Book Market was established in 1961 and is the longest-running fundraiser in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

The concept of Book Market is simple. Members of the community drop off used books at our various outlets and volunteers sort, mark, pack and price books in over 65 categories that are then sold at two annual sales, April and September. Since its inception, the Book Market has raised over $8 million in support of child health care in Manitoba and received numerous awards including the Mayor’s Volunteer Service Award and a Teddy Award.


Your Support Brings Joy!

When you support the Children’s Hospital Book Market, you are providing funding to many important programs at Children’s Hospital like CHTV. Children’s Hospital TV (CHTV) is the in-house TV station that provides entertainment to the patients & their families. This includes a live one-hour daily broadcast that entertains and engages kids in hospital!


Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are pleased to have Dufresne Furniture and Appliances as our title sponsor. Dufresne recognizes the importance of supporting the special health care needs of children through reliable and consistent funding of pediatric medical research. This partnership also allows us to fund equipment and programs at the Children’s Hospital, helping us to improve the health of children everywhere. Please visit Dufresne Furniture and Appliances for more information on their products.