The Book Fair Foundation is comprised of a group of civic-minded people who work together collecting books to support community charities, carrying on the good works the group began in 1970.

We work all year collecting books, media and findings and resell those during our annual Book Fair held during the second weekend in November at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Money raisedĀ from the sale of books is donated to selected Dayton-area nonprofit organizations. In 2018, proceeds from the sale will benefit Rebuilding Together Dayton, The Victory Project, and We Care Arts.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of Ohio.




Need a New Home for Your Books?

With all the Marie Kondo-ing going on and spring cleaning upon us, you may find yourself with a books you’d like to rehome. Perhaps you’re down-sizing. In any case, we can help you. If you need boxes, we have them. If you need a pick-up, we can come get them. If you need a team of us to come box your books and carry them away we can do that to. (There’s no charge for any of this, we’re happy to help.) Just give us a call at (937) 999-4491 or send us an email at daytonbookfair@gmail.com

If you’re more the DIY type, you can bring your books to us during our open hours (and we’ll help unload them) Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Or if you come at a time when we’re not open, we have a 24 hour secure (bear proof!) book drop in our parking lot.

In addition to books, we’re happy to take vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games, artwork, posters, desk sets, vintage paper items, book-related toys, calendars, audiobooks, and whatever else you might have in your desk drawers.

And if you only have a few books to bring us, that’s great too. After all, you need to hold on to a few to read.


We are a 501(c)3 organization and a registered charity, your donation is tax deductible!


New Beneficiaries for 2019.

After weeks of deliberation and poring over stacks of applications, we have chosen our three partners for the 2019 Book Fair, who will each receive an equal portion of the proceeds from the sale. They are the Dayton Day of the Dead Festival, the Greater Dayton LGBT Center and the Miami Valley Community Action Partners.

In addition we are looking forward to presenting checks next week of $10,000 each to our 2018 Beneficiaries Rebuilding Together Dayton, the Victory Project and We Care Arts.

Be sure to check out “Recent News” for the scoop on the new beneficiaries, (and the process of choosing them) along with the many other things we’re up to at the Book Fair Foundation. All this and more coming soon to RECENT NEWS.