The Great Big Book Swap

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    9:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Free
  • Student Center
    Room 101
    690 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul

    Student Center

    Information about Metropolitan State University's Student Center location.
All the Time in the World

Share the books that we love, and find some new ones at the Great Big Book Swap. All students, staff, faculty and members of the public are welcome to take, trade or drop off books. Bring your unneeded books, and pick up some others that interest you. Browse the selections that others bring and freely take any of the books that’ve been dropped off. This helps us gain access to free books, increases book ownership, provides books for children and families, and re-use resources – which is good for the environment.

  • Drop off books, and come and go, throughout the day.
  • You do not need to bring a book in order to take books.
  • All sorts of books (children’s, texts, literary, technical) are good.
  • Kids are welcome. 
  • Bring books that are in decent shape.
  • Feel free to take more than one book – take an armful.

For more information, contact Literature and Language Department Chair Tammy Durant by email or by phone at 651-793-1430. This event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Literature and Language Department. Student Life and Leadership is providing the event space.

The books swap is hosted in conjunction with the 4th Annual English Majors Open House. Author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf will read from his short story collection, The Lion’s Binding Oath, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the same room as the book swap. Refreshments will be served at the reading.


If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549 or