One of the largest book fairs in New England is being held this weekend in Redding. There are 60,000 books available for sale that cover 65 categories. The sale takes place at the Redding Community Center on Lonetown Road behind the elementary school.
The Mark Twain Library was founded by Samuel Clemens, whose pen name was Mark Twain, in 1908. He lived in Redding the last years of his life. Upon his death in 1910, his daughter Clara donated books for sale and 103 years later, the Book Fair is still one of the library's principal fundraisers.
This year's highlights include a large children's book section and a large collection of Art & Photography books including Franklin Library leather–bound sets. The library received some donations from Lucie Arnaz and her husband Larry Luckinbill.
The book fair runs from Friday through Monday afternoon.
- Friday: 9-4 prices as marked
- Saturday: 9-4 prices as marked
- Sunday: 9-4 half price day
- Monday: 9-4 $5 for a bag full of books
More information about the book sale can be found on the library's website.