Event—Public Programming

35th Annual Newberry Book Fair


Join us for Chicago’s most popular used-book binge. Browse through more than 135,000 used books in 70 categories. Scour the sale for amazing deals on cookbooks, fiction, art books, children’s literature, collectibles, foreign language, and much, much more. In addition to books, shoppers will find DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, games, posters, and collectibles. With many items priced at $3 or less, the deals are hard to beat. Admission is free.

Everything for sale at the Book Fair is generously donated, and all proceeds help further the Newberry’s mission to build and care for an extraordinary collection and share it—free of charge—with thousands of people each year.

Following the Book Fair Blog is a great way for Book Fair fans to stay informed and entertained all year long.

Help us go green by bringing your own shopping bags.

Taking public transportation to the Book Fair is highly recommended as street parking is limited. The Newberry is a short walk from the CTA Red and Brown line stations and a number of bus lines, including the #22 and #70. There is a Divvy bike station a block from the Newberry's front doors. Read more on how to get to Book Fair.

Book Fair Preview Night
Wednesday, July 24, 4–8 pm
Newberry Associates at the Authors level and above ($100 or more donation to the Annual Fund) enjoy early access. Call (312) 255-3616 to become an Associate or make a gift online.

Bughouse Square Debates
Saturday, July 27, 1–4 pm
Come join the jeering crowd or make a speech of your own at the Bughouse Square Debates in Washington Square Park!