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Newberry Library Book Fair Recommended

When: Thu., July 23, 12-8 p.m., Fri., July 24, 12-8 p.m., Sat., July 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., July 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2009

The 25th annual Newberry Library Book Fair promises more than 110,000 used books in dozens of categories, with many paperbacks priced at $1 and hardcovers at $2 (though collectibles have gone for up to $1,200). Sunday is half-price day. The staff keeps an entertaining blog about donations, discoveries, and pet peeves.


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