Book Fair Hours:
Thursday and Friday, noon to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
The Newberry is thrilled to bring back the popular Book Fair, one of the largest used-book sales in the country. Browse through more than 120,000 used books in 70 categories, many of which are priced at $2 or under. In addition to your favorite pulp and prestige fiction, this year’s sale features books autographed by Ansel Adams, Herbert Hoover, and Carl Sandburg; some 200 45-rpm Northern Soul recordings; collectible currency (Latin American, European); and an impressive selection of modern Russian literature—in Russian.
Admission is free, and all proceeds help further the mission of the Newberry. Everything for sale at the Book Fair is generously donated. Learn more about donating books throughout the year at Book Fair Donations or call the Book Fair Hotline at (312) 255-3501. And don’t forget to keep up-to-date with “Uncle Blogsy,” otherwise known as Dan Crawford, Book Fair Manager, on the Book Fair Blog.
If you are coming to Book Fair on Saturday, July 25, don’t miss the Bughouse Square Debates, the Newberry’s annual free speech event. All opinionated onlookers and good-natured hecklers welcome. The Bughouse Square Debates will take place from noon to 4 pm in Washington Square Park, across Walton Street from the Newberry.
The 2015 Newberry Book Fair is proudly sponsored by