Friday, August 12, 2011

Book Fair to offer bargains, collectibles

Great bargains as well as rare antiquarian books await shoppers at the 30th annual Yellow Springs Book Fair. Hours are 8am to 5pm, Saturday, August 20, on the grounds of Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut St., in downtown Yellow Springs.

Admission is free, and there is no charge to sell books. No registration is necessary.

More than 30 sellers, from six states as well as locally, will offer everything from comics and paperbacks to fine collector’s volumes, according to long-time organizer Mary Alice Wilson, owner of Dark Star Books. Prices run from 25 cents to hundreds of dollars.

“Because of our continuing growth and reputation, we attract quite a range – from rare book dealers to kids on blankets selling their outgrown Nancy Drews or Twilight books,” says Wilson. People like the shady location, too. It allows for comfortable browsing and gives kids a place to play while grown-ups shop.

Early shoppers find incredible bargains, Wilson advises, but the number of books and comics guarantees good shopping all day.

Seller setup for the bookfair begins at 7 a.m. No one is allowed on the school grounds before that time. Visitors can find lodging options at . For more information, call Dark Star Books at 937.767.9400 or Super-Fly Comics and Games at 937.767.1445.

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