IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER.
The highly-anticipated 26th annual Newberry Library Book Fair is expected to draw over 100,000 book lovers and collectors to the hallowed halls of this treasured Chicago institution, designed by architect Henry Ives Cobb, and built in 1893.
For the Library, the Fair is the most important fund-raising event of the year. For the
bibliophilic, it is a treasure hunt that runs through seven rooms of tables piled high with books, games, maps, CD's, DVD's and more.
The books are arranged into 70 different sections. Many of the books sell in the $2.00 range. Rarer material including first editions and autographed best-selling books can fetch $100.00 or more. These books can be found on the "collectibles" tables.
Some of the collectibles that dealers and the public will be clamoring for at this year's sale include first editions of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged," Fredic Brown's "Space On My Hands," and Thomas Harris's "Silence of the Lambs."
TIMES AND LOCATION.
Wednesday, July 28, 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Open only to Associates of the Newberry Library at the Authors Level and above.
Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30.
Noon to 8:00p.m.
Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1.
10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. 312 943 9090.
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