Book Fair History: Celebrating 50 Years of Book Fair

By Karen Donald and Nancy Disario


From Main Street to Broad Street to Illick’s Mill Road, AAUW-Bethlehem Book Fair has evolved and thrived. On March 30, 2012, we will celebrate our 50 years of Book Fair with a luncheon at Hampton Winds of Northampton Community College. You will be receiving a detailed invitation in the mail. If you have any special memories or thoughts about Book Fair, we would like you to send them along with your response so that we could share them at the luncheon. Please join us for this special celebration.

Next month we will tell the story of when and where the Book Fair was held, who played the important roles in making it a success, and how we used the proceeds totaling more than $640,000 from the first 49 years.

From left: Mrs. Donald Fraser, Miss Amy Preston, Mrs. B. Ellis Service and Lynn Heller, a student at Moravian College.

From left: Mrs. C.A. Moore, Mrs. Harry Dougherty, Mrs. Thomas Jensen (that’s Cinda!), and Mrs. Truman Frey.






Photos scanned from archived news clippings by Sue Pettit