Over 65,000 books for sale organized in 75 categories!
The Mark Twain Library Book Fair is the oldest – and one of the largest – in New England. The library was founded by Samuel Clemens – Mark Twain, himself – in 1908. Twain moved to Redding in 1907 and had more books than would fit in his new home. He donated thousands of his own titles to help get the library started; today, over a century later, the Book Fair raises the funds to keep his library thriving.
This year’s highlights include donations from George Plimpton and Martha Stewart, plus a wide collection of Native American titles, hardcover editions of Steinbeck and Hemingway in Swedish, a wide range of classic American novels translated into German and three special collections: Harvard Classics (a complete set of 50 volumes published in 1963), America (12 volumes published in 1925), and Works of Edmond Rostand (6 volumes in French published in 1925).