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Summer Book Fair

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Friday, August 15 - Sunday, August 17
The Friends of the Library book fair is back and better than ever with three days to shop
for your favorite titles. 
Friends of the Library members with paid membership as of August 12
 will enjoy advance shopping hours on opening day before the sale opens to the public!
Click here to VOLUNTEER at the Book Fair

Spend some time with your Friends August 15 to August 17 at the annual Summer Book Fair! Enjoy the comfort of shopping in the air conditioned St. Charles Convention Center and stock your bookshelves with some great reads!  Admission is free all three-days. Hours vary daily. 

Mark your calendar & come out to support our FRIENDS!

Friday, August 15
9:00am - 12:00pm
Friends Members Advance Shopping Hours

To enter at 9am, Friends memberships must be received by Tues, Aug 12. Memberships may be purchased at the sale AFTER the 9am opening.

12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sale Opens to the Public
Free Admission
Saturday, August 16
9:00am - 7:00pm
Free Admission
Sunday, August 17
10:00am - 3:00pm
Free Admission
Sunday prices-$5/bag (most items) Standard size plastic grocery
bags provided on site.

Non-Profit Courtesy Hours

Sunday 1pm - 3pm


Members Enjoy Exclusive Shopping Hours...It Pays to Be a Friend!
Friends members will enjoy advance shopping hours on the opening day of the sale.  From 9:00am to 12:00pm, only Friends members will have access to the more than 250,000 books, movies and other media offered.  The sale opens to the public at noon.  
To fully enjoy "members only" hours, purchase or renew your membership now.  Memberships received by Tuesday, August 12 will be processed in time for the sale. Memberships will also be available for purchase at the event, however, membership sales will not begin until after 9:00am when the sale opens.

Bargain Prices - Great Selection
Browse more than 250,000 hardbacks, paperbacks, records, magazines, sets and special collections. The annual Friends of the Lirbary Summer Book Fair is one of the largest in the St. Louis area with the best prices! 

Hardbacks - $2.00  Children's and teen books - 25¢
  • Most paperbacks - 50¢ 
  • Oversize paperbacks - $1.00 
Magazines - 10¢
Records, DVDs, VHS tapes & audio books individually priced. Sets & special collections, reference materials, some rare books, & other special items priced separately.
On Sunday, books are sold for $5.00 a bag.
Standard size grocery bags provided.


All books are sorted into popular categories to make it easier to find the items you want! Some of the most popular categories are: Cookbooks, Children's, Teen, Crafts, Art, Western, Mysteries, Science Fiction and Biographies. Children's and Teen materials are available in their own section on the sale floor.

Directions to the St. Charles Convention Center

One Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63301

Exit I-70 at Fifth Street and go south. Turn right on Veteran's Memorial Parkway and the Convention Center is on the left. 


Get a Membership Now

Purchase Friends

Friends products purchased online can be picked up at the branch of your choice. Please indicate your selection when prompted by the order system.

Non-Profit Hours

Free Books
for Non-Profits

The Friends of the Library offer qualified teachers, schools, and non-profit agencies a chance to shop for free at the Summer Book Fair! Learn about our NON-PROFIT COURTESY HOURS from 1:00pm-3:00pm on Sunday, August 17.
Click here for details and
sign up to participate.

Book Fair Volunteers

Register to Volunteer
We welcome individuals
age 12 and older to
help with 
our Summer Book
. Assistance is needed:
Thurs, Aug 14
Fri, Aug 15
Sat, Aug 16
Sun, Aug 17

Click here for details & sign up!

Donate Books

The Friends of the Library gladly accept new and gently-used books and other materials for
our annual Summer Book Fair. 
Click here for details on items we accept, quantity limitations and a list of library branches that take donations. Thanks for your generosity!