Event—Public Programming

The 2023 Newberry Book Fair

The Newberry is excited to bring you Chicago's most popular used book sale! Browse through thousands of books in dozens of genres, including fiction, philosophy, history, art, cooking, children’s literature, and much, much more. With many items priced at $3 or less, you can stock up on new reads and expand your own personal library on the cheap. Admission is free.

Everything for sale at the volunteer-led Book Fair is generously donated, and all proceeds help further the Newberry’s mission to foster a deeper understanding of our world through research and learning.

Things to Know in Advance

  • Book Fair is cashless: only debit and credit cards accepted.
  • Please bring your own shopping bags.
  • We recommend taking public transportation to the Book Fair, as street parking is limited.


Interested in helping us make the 2023 Book Fair a success? Fill out the form at the link below. The form will be open during the month of June.

Book Fair Volunteer Form


Give us a call at (312) 255-3581 or send us an email.

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