Newberry Library Hosts Chicago's Biggest Book Fair

Newberry Library Hosts Chicago's Biggest Book Fair
Newberry Library Book Fair


Summer reading is well underway and whether you and your family are reading to participate in a library program,  an assignment for school, or just relaxing with a good book- a great place to find something to read at a bargain price is a book fair.

I'd like to share an announcement with School Zone readers about a great place to pick up some books for your summer reading.

The folks at the Newberry Library contacted me about their 30th Annual book fair and here are details:

Readers of all ages are invited to snatch up more than 120,000 books at Chicago’s biggest used book binge as the Newberry hosts its 30th Annual Book Fair.  July 24-27.

Popular new releases, timeless classics and nostalgic children’s favorites provide something for everyone. More than 70 categories ranging from art and cooking to Zen Buddhism indulge every curiosity.

Savvy gift-givers and teachers looking to bulk up their classroom libraries can revel in the bargain prices and vast selection. With most books priced at just two dollars, visitors can binge in bulk.

The Book Fair is the perfect opportunity to build a personal library, jump start your holiday shopping or stock up on some summer reading.

Serious bibliophiles can delight in a special section of high-end and hard-to-find items including such rarities as a first-edition set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Wild Raspberries, a little-known book co-authored by Andy Warhol.

While books abound, shoppers can also find CDs, DVDs, framed artwork and even 8-track tapes. Vinyl lovers can browse through an impressive collection of records spanning from Chicago polka to classic ‘70s and ‘80s rock.

It's completely free to attend- Most books cost just $2. All books are half-off on Sunday. All proceeds benefit The Newberry.


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