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MARK TWAIN LIBRARY BOOK FAIR

54th ANNUAL - LABOR DAY WEEKEND

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. 104 years later, the Book Fair is still one of the library's principal fundraisers.

THIS YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS: A large collection of Art & Photography books, History, Civil War, Environment & Nature, Native American, Western Frontier, many handsome sets and thousands of CHILDREN's books.

WHEN: Labor Day Weekend, August 29 – September 1

  • Friday: 9-4  prices as marked
  • Saturday: 9-4  prices as marked
  • Sunday: 9-4  half price day
  • Monday: 9-4  $10 for a box full of books
Mark Twain Library Book Fair Logo 2013
  • Redding Ridge Market & Deli: Friday early AM (Coffee and Breakfast Pastries)
  • Chez Lenard's: Friday & Saturday 11-2
  • Scouts of Redding Outdoor Cafe: Sunday & Monday

FREE ADMISSION: except $15 Early Buying charge from 9 – 10 am on Friday, 8/29. Free parking.


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.


DONATIONS

The last day for donations for this year's Book Fair will be Saturday August 16th. 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.