The Dayton Book Fair has a double mission: we sell donated books to benefit three different local non-profits each year, and we provide a meaningful place for people to donate their beloved books.
We are open year round to accept donations, not just of books but also records, movies, puzzles and games. Items collected are sold at our annual sale, the largest of its kind in Ohio, held the second weekend of each November at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio.
The proceeds from that sale are distributed in the form of grants to different organizations in the Miami Valley. Since 1970, the Dayton Book Fair has donated nearly two million dollars. New beneficiaries are chosen each year. In 2021, proceeds from the sale will benefit WYSO Center for Community Voices, Dayton International Peace Museum, and Xenia Area Community Theater.
The Book Fair Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of Ohio.