Book Fair

57th Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair – Labor Day Weekend

HISTORY: The Mark Twain Library Book Fair is the oldest – and one of the largest – in New England. Our Library was founded by Samuel Clemens, – a.k.a. Mark Twain – in 1908. Twain moved to Redding in 1907, and had more books than would fit in his new home here. He donated over a thousand to start the Library; upon his death in 1910, his daughter Clara donated more for sale to build on his fledgling Legacy in Redding. 108 years later, the Book Fair is still one of the library’s principal fundraisers.

WHEN: Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4

  • Friday: 9-6 prices as marked
  • Saturday: 10-4 prices as marked
  • Sunday: 10-4 half price day
  • Monday: 9-4 $10 for a box full of books

WHERE: The Redding Community Center

37 Lonetown Road, Redding (behind Redding Elementary School).

FREE ADMISSION: except $20 Early Buying charge from 9 – 10 am on Friday, 9/1. Free parking.

DONATIONS : The last day for donations for this year’s Book Fair is Sunday, July 31st. Click here to review what you can donate. But, if you have any questions about a specific donation that you would like to make for the book fair, please contact volunteers Jeanne Wendschuh or Midge Loery at the library (203) 938-2545.

 a special section at the Mark Twain Library Book Fair, that is filled with rare and beautiful editions and is one of the most popular spots. Click here for a list of highlights.

VOLUNTEERING FOR THE BOOK FAIR: The success of this event depends on the assistance of MANY volunteers with setup, takedown, and sales. Click Here for More Information.