Book Fair Volunteering | Newberry

Book Fair Volunteering

Every year, we rely upon volunteers to make the Newberry Book Fair a success. Volunteering at the Book Fair is a terrific way to support the Newberry and learn more about this unique Chicago institution while meeting other enthusiastic volunteers. Shifts are available throughout the run of the event for a variety of tasks including setting up, greeting, restocking, checking, and squirreling. Other ongoing Book Fair volunteer opportunities throughout the year include donation pick-up and book pricing.

2016 Newberry Book Fair volunteer registration

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Book Fair! Please use the online form below to indicate your Book Fair volunteering availability and preferences. Online registration will remain open until June 3, 2016. We will send confirmation of your assigned shift(s) by June 30. As a token of our appreciation, this year’s Book Fair volunteers will receive a special Book Fair tote bag.


If you have any questions about Book Fair volunteering, please contact Jo Anne Moore at (312) 255-3556 or

You can also support the Newberry by donating your books!