Book Fair Volunteering
Volunteering at the Newberry Book Fair is a terrific way to take part in one of the largest and best used book sales in the nation. The Book Fair would not be possible without the hundreds of people who generously volunteer their time to make the event a success each year. And because all proceeds support the Newberry’s mission to freely share our collection, the contributions of Book Fair volunteers continue to have a positive impact long after the sale ends.
No experience is necessary! Volunteer shifts take place in the days before, during, and after the sale. Tasks vary by shift and may include:
- pre-sale set-up
- greeting customers
- restocking shelves
- tallying prices
Volunteers are welcome to sign up for as many shifts as they wish. Please note that some of these tasks may require heavy lifting, standing for extended periods of time, and moving around the sales floor, while others involve sitting for extended periods of time. We do our best to honor all registration requests and will prioritize accessibility accommodations.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Newberry Book Fair. Online volunteer registration for the 2017 Book Fair will open May 1, 2017. The link to the form will be posted to this page at that time. For more information, please contact Jo Anne Moore at (312) 255-3556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.