Here’s where you can find books galore this weekend

Fifty tons of donated books are displayed and ready for the doors to open at the Annual Dayton Book Fair at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. CONTRIBUTED
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Fifty tons of donated books are displayed and ready for the doors to open at the Annual Dayton Book Fair at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. CONTRIBUTED

Book lovers rejoice! The 50th annual Dayton Book Fair begins today, Nov. 12, and continues through Monday, Nov. 15 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Ohio’s largest sale of second-hand books offers 50 tons of books, separated into over 80 categories. Feel free to bring scanners to check for book values.

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A special focus of the fair is Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” A large number of her works, including books on abolition and slavery, will be available.

Due to a limited number of shopping carts this year, be sure to bring your own carts and wagons.

In addition, a silent auction featuring many “interesting, unique” titles ends at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Admission wristbands for today are $10 each. On Saturday and Sunday, admission is free. Sunday is also Bag Day, offering you a chance to stuff all you want into a paper grocery bag for $7.50. The bag will be supplied.

Monday is known as the Clean Sweep. You can pay $1 for admission and take home anything you want. Have your boxes ready!

For more information about the event including the auction catalog, visit daytonbookfair.com.

HOW TO GO

What: 50th annual Dayton Book Fair

Where: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Rd., Dayton

When: Nov. 12-15; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday

Cost: $10 Friday; free Saturday; $7.50 Sunday; $1 Monday

More info: Call 937-999-4491 or visit daytonbookfair.com

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