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.



645 Infirmary Road.

That’s where you’re headed for the sale. (The closest major intersection is with US35, about 3 miles west of I-75.) Our opening day was marked with frustration for some shoppers who went around and around trying to find us. If you have a GPS,plug in the address above. If you are trying to get to us from Dayton-Liberty Road, come north through Arthur Fisher Park. If you’re on Embury Park Road, you’re at our offices and will totally have to recalculate.

We will be closed at our offices from Monday, November 4th through Monday, November 19th, and will reopen on Tuesday, November 20th at 10 a.m. (We will close for Thanksgiving, November 22, but just for the day.) We will be accepting books any time we’re open, and of course we have the 24-hour bear-proof book drop too.

Application packets are now available on this site, as is the new auction catalog for the 2018 Silent Auction. We have some especially exciting books this year, in a wide variety of topics and genres. Happy reading!

Be sure to check out “Recent News” for all the dirt on what we’re up to at the Book Fair Foundation. All this and more coming soon to RECENT NEWS.