Our 52nd Annual Book Fair will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013! The Book Fair, which over the years has grown to be a community event, is the signature fundraiser for the Westport Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers).
In addition to the year-round hard work of sorting and pricing used books for resale at a fraction of their original value, the Book Fair held every July is also a joyous community event that attracts hundreds of people from the surrounding area to our grounds at 858 Main Road, Westport, MA.
Though set-up crews will be busy setting thousands of books up under the tents, the Main Tent containing the vast majority of books will open to the public at 11:00 AM sharp! The tent containing children’s books will open at 10:45 AM for children only, and to their parents and public at 11:00 AM. (This way, children have a chance to browse uninterrupted before the rush!) There are also plenty of children’s books on sale for 6/$1.00 in the Meetinghouse, which opens to everyone at 10:00 AM.
The Food Tables, next to the children’s books, will be selling homemade baked goods, coffee, hot dogs and more, and will open at 9:00 AM.
The event will end for the day at dusk, and resume again the next day!
Paul Tamburello’s blog, “PT at large,” has the full story and many photos, which he has kindly made available to our Meeting. It’s from 2011, but since our Annual Book Fair is the same from year to year, the look, feel and offerings are still the same. Check it out here, it’s a great story!
For more information:
Greg Marsello, Book Fair Steering Committee Clerk