Ways of Giving




HISTORY: The Mark Twain Library Book Fair is the oldest – and one of the largest – in New England. Our Library was founded by Samuel Clemens, - a.k.a. Mark Twain – in 1908. Twain moved to Redding in 1907, and had more books than would fit in his new home here. He donated over a thousand to start the Library; upon his death in 1910, his daughter Clara donated more for sale to build on his fledgling Legacy in Redding. 108 years later, the Book Fair is still one of the library's principal fundraisers.

WHEN: Labor Day Weekend, September 2-5

  • Friday: 9-6 prices as marked
  • Saturday: 10-4  prices as marked
  • Sunday: 10-4  half price day
  • Monday: 9-4  $10 for a box full of books

VOLUNTEERING FOR THE BOOK FAIR: The success of this event depends on the assistance of MANY volunteers with setup, takedown, and sales. If you would like to help, please: Register online, stop by the library to fill out a registration form, or Email us with your questions. Click here for volunteer instructions.

DONATIONS : The last day for donations for this year's Book Fair is Sunday, July 31st. Click here to review what you can donate. But, if you have any questions about a specific donation that you would like to make for the book fair, please contact volunteers Jeanne Wendschuh or Midge Loery at the library (203) 938-2545.