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Saskatoon Symphony Book & Music Sale - Donations

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Drop-off Locations

Saskatoon Symphony Office

602B 51st Street

Open Thursday to Saturday 1 pm to 4 pm.
NOTE: Last day for accepting donations in 2022 is on Saturday December 17. There will be a break over the holiday season, and donations will resume again on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

Please use the rear door.

Centennial 360

1 - 2630 Millar Avenue

Phone: 306-665-5366

Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday Closed


LaRoche McDonald Agencies

202A 22nd Street West

Phone: 306-244-7955

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday to Sunday Closed


Humboldt Shoppers Drug Mart

627 Main Street in Humboldt

Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 10 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 9 pm, Sunday 10 am to 9 pm

Phone: 1-306-682-2541


How to Donate

The Book & Music Sale relies on your donations for our stock. Please note:

  • Your donations of books and music are gratefully accepted year-round by our volunteers.
  • PLEASE ensure that your donations are packed in bags or boxes that are easy for one person to lift. Thanks!
  • Please ensure that your bags or boxes are strong enough to survive lifting and transport intact. Tape the bottoms of boxes rather than folding them shut.
  • Cash donations or sponsorships can be arranged directly with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.

What to Donate

The following donations are gratefully accepted:

  • Books: hardcovers, softcovers, fiction, non-fiction
  • Sheet music and song books
  • Magazines: Specialty magazines such as crafts, hobbies, cooking, interior design, do-it-yourself, photography, Scientific American, etc. Older magazines that have some collectible value, such as Life, Look, Collier's, Saturday Evening Post, Mad, Byte, etc. Any magazines over 50 years old if they are in good shape.
  • Encyclopedias: Only specialty subjects (e.g. aerospace, technology) that are less than 10 years old, or older general knowledge sets published before 1940. Only complete sets with no volumes missing. If you think your older set may have collectible value even with one or more volumes missing, please feel free to donate the item and we can make that determination.
  • Records: LPs, 45s, 78s, spoken word, sets
  • Audio: CDs, audio books, prerecorded cassette tapes and 8-track tapes ("prerecorded" refers to professionally recorded and commercially packaged tapes, not home recordings)
  • Video: DVDs, prerecorded VHS and Beta cassette tapes

What Not to Donate

Please do not donate the following items:

  • Materials that have been damaged by water, fire, smoke, dirt, insects, pets, or materials that have been irreparably damaged in any way.
  • Mouldy materials. (If it smells bad, don't donate it!)
  • Books with front cover, back cover or spine cover missing. The exceptions are books that contain collectible items such as artwork, plates (attached illustrations or photographs), fold-out maps and illustrations, etc. If you are uncertain as to the worth of a book damaged in this way, please feel free to donate the item and we can make that determination.
  • Any discarded/withdrawn library books. This includes books from public, regional, university, technical, church, and school libraries.
  • General knowledge encyclopedias published after 1940. Specialty encyclopedias more than 10 years old. Any encyclopedias that are missing one or more volumes.
  • Readers Digest Condensed books, binders, photo albums. Photocopied material such as sheet music, recipes, craft patterns.
  • Church hymnals.
  • Magazines that have no collectible value, or have general content, or content that dates quickly; i.e., most magazines. Examples of magazines that have little resale value are Time, Newsweek, Macleans, Reader's Digest, People, Us and other entertainment & gossip magazines, Discover, National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, most nature magazines, Astronomy, InStyle, and parenting, men's & women's magazines such as Chatelaine. Examples of magazines that date quickly are all news & business magazines, most car magazines, Consumer Reports, Sports Illustrated and other sports & fitness magazines, Popular Science (unless very old), etc. We do not accept any pornographic magazines. If you think your items may have collectible value, please feel free to donate them and we can determine whether they will sell.