It’s Round Up Time!

We are thrilled to announce that through the generosity and cooperation of Grismer Tires we are extending Round Up at every Grismer location in the Miami Valley, Springfield and Troy from Monday, May 15th through Monday, May 22nd. Just bring your books inside to the barrel in the waiting room– don’t forget to get your receipt and new bookmark from the Grismer staff while you’re there.

And of course, on Saturday, May 20th, we’ll be at all our regular locations as well, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at our Book Loft Location, 2181 Embury Park Road, Dayton at least ’till 3 pm and probably longer.

  • David’s Church 170 W. David Rd, Kettering
  • Davies Residence 3975 Forest Ridge Blvd, Riverside
  • Fickus Residence, 201 King St.Yellow Springs
  • First United Methodist Church, 60 E. North St. Springboro
  • Greene County Historical Society, 74 W. Church St., Xenia
  • Harmony Creek Church 5280 Bigger Rd. Kettering
  • K12 Gallery 341 S. Jefferson St. Dayton
  • Miami Valley Unitarian Church, 8690 Yankee Rd. Centerville
  • Polk Grove Church, 9190 Frederick Pike, Englewood
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 33 W. Dixon, Oakwood
  • Trinity Church 821 N. Central, Fairborn.

Please note that we will not be collecting at Montgomery County Fairgrounds this spring, even though it said so in the ad– but we WILL be at Fairgrounds for our annual sale, this year Friday November 10 through Monday, November 13, 2017.

The Book Fair Foundation is a 501c3 registered charity, and your donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds from this year’s sale benefit Artemis Center, Caesar’s Ford Theatre Company and Dayton Public Radio.

We welcome donations of books, vinyl records, VHS, DVD, CDs, puzzles, board games, prints and maps.

If you have questions, just give us a call– 937.999.4491.

(And if you can’t manage to bring your donations to us, give us a call to ask about our free pick-up service.)


Time for the August Round Up!


Our August Round Up is Coming! Have more books than you know what to do with? Old vinyl records taking up too much room? Never going to watch that DVD again? We’ll help all your great stuff find a good home at our November sale, so bring it to us during our August Round-up Saturday, August 20th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.We have 12 drop off locations around town, and of course, you can bring donations to our Book Loft at 2181 Embury Park Road.

Beavercreek Senior Center 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek
David’s Church 170 W. David Ave, Kettering
Davies Residence 3975 Forest Ridge Blvd, Riverside
First United Methodist Church, 60 E. North St. Springboro
Harmony Creek UC Church, 5280 Bigger Road
K12 Gallery 341 S. Jefferson St. Dayton
Learning Tree Farm 3376 S. Union, Dayton
Miami Valley Unitarian 8690 Yankee, Centerville
Montgomery County Fairgrounds 1043 S. Main St. Dayton
Polk Grove UC Church 9190 Frederick Pike, Englewood
St. Paul’s Episcopal 33 W. Dixon, Oakwood
Trinity UCC Church 821 N. Central, Fairborn

Your donations are tax deductible and we will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your records.

If you can’t make the Round Up, or it is difficult for you to bring your books to us, give us a call and we can schedule a pick up for you. Our office number is (937) 999-4491

Our sale is Thursday November 10 through Monday, November 14 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, and this year proceeds from the sale benefit FilmDayton, K12 Gallery & TEJAS and the Learning Tree Farm.

It’s Time for the Spring Round-Up!


Saturday, May 21st is the date for the first of our two annual book roundups! We’ll be at various collection points in the area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help you with your books and hand out receipts for donations. The sale of your donated books goes to support K12 Gallery?TEJAS, The Learning Tree Farm and FilmDayton.

On Saturday, we’ll be at:

  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 33 W. Dixon, Oakwood
  • David’s United Church of Christ, 170 W. David Rd, Kettering
  • Harmony Creek United Church of Christ, 5280 Bigger Rd, Centerville
  • Polk Grove United Church of Christ 9190 Frederick Pike, Englewood
  • K12 Gallery/TEJAS 341 S. Jefferson St. Dayton
  • The Learning Tree Farm 3376 S. Union Rd. Dayton
  • Look at a Book, 661 Lyons Road, Centerville
  • Siebenthaler Parking Lot, 545 W. Siebenthaler at Catalpa, Dayton
  • Beavercreek Senior Center, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek
  • The Book Loft, 2181 Embury Park Rd, Dayton

We’d love to have your donations of gently used books on all subjects for adults and children, movies, CDs, board games, puzzles, and records for our sale in November.

If you can’t make the Round-Up, remember that we’re also at The Book Loft throughout the year– that’s at 2181 Embury Park Road, Dayton, OH 45414. We’re open there Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10 to 3 and Wednesdays 1 to 7, plus there is a secure book drop with 24 hour access.

Questions? Give us a call 937.999.4491 or send us a message through this site or our Facebook page.

A Mountain Range of Books

Not just a mountain of books. It’s a mountain range of book that fills our 4000 sf workshop to bursting. We’re still sorting and packing. And sorting. And packing.

The response last weekend to our call for more books was more than anyone ever expected. We estimate that in all we took in around 14 tons of donations.

And yes, of course, we would still be happy to have more. The more books we have, the more we can sell, the more money we can provide to our four beneficiaries this year. (Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, House of Bread Community Kitchen, Human Race Theatre Co. and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.)

So, sure bring ’em in! (Or let us know if you need us to come and help you with them. (937) 999-4491.)

We are ever indebted to Meredith Moss at the Dayton Daily News for writing about us. And an enormous thank you to all who helped and all who donated. We are humbled by your kindness.

The last load comes in . . .
The last load comes in . . .

The Great Book Round Up May 23

It’s the Great Book Round Up Charlie Brown! Next Saturday, from 10 in the morning until 1 p.m., the Book Fair Foundation will have “Book Drops” at various sites around town. If you’ve got too many books, we’ll gladly take your extras! Books are sold at our sale at Montgomery County Fairgrounds November 13-15 to benefit four Dayton area non-profits– Humane Society of Greater Dayton, The Human Race Theatre Company, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm and the House of Bread Community Kitchen. Please, please share this with your Dayton area friends. Let’s get the word out to get the books in!

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round up poster edit