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).


  • Occurs Friday, August 30th, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Occurs Saturday, August 31st, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Occurs Sunday, September 1st, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Occurs Monday, September 2nd, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Redding Community Center

37 Lonetown Rd.
Redding, CT 06896