Book Fair

58th Annual Used Book Fair is Cancelled

This is due to the requirements regarding COVID 19 put forth by Governor Wolf and the general escalation of the spread of the virus. Thank you for your donations and patronage in previous years. The proceeds have supported scholarships and other educational programs. We hope to see you at Book Fair 2021. 

Book Donations will be accepted from Monday, March 29 to Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Sale Days are Wednesday, April 21 to Sunday, April 25, 2021.

We are starting the countdown to our 58th Book Fair!

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A “New Age” Book Fair

By “new age” we mean the changes to our Book Fair (“BF”) as we’ve known it, with the new reality of BF at the ice rink. After meeting in June with the City of Bethlehem and the “Boutique at the Rink” chairpersons, our continued use of the ice rink was confirmed and the issues with overlapping schedules with the Boutique were resolved. It will be a “new age” for BF that we will enjoy for next year and into the future: continued help from the City, more space, improved sorting conditions and a compressed timeline (only 3 weeks to accept donations and to complete sorting prior to the sale).

If you’ve done some summer reading, save those books for donation for the 2020 sale!

2020 Sale Dates:  Thursday, April 23-Monday, April 27, 2020
Donation Dates:  April 1-April 22, 2020
Book Sorting: April 2-April 22, 2020; Monday through Saturday, 9am-Noon
Kick-Off Koffee:  Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 10am
Sup and Shop: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 @ 6pm

Happy reading,
Debbie Spinney, Book Fair co-chair
Rita Bergstrom, Book Fair co-chair


The Bethlehem Branch of AAUW sends a huge THANK YOU to the customers, donors and volunteers who made the 2019 Used Book Fair a big success. Your contributions were vital to the success of this event. Proceeds will fund college scholarships for local girls and women. Since the Book Fair began in 1962, the Bethlehem Branch has awarded over $750,000 in college scholarships.

Please mark your calendars for the 2020 Book Fair at the Bethlehem Ice Rink.


Thursday, April 23rd through Monday, April 27th, 2020

Held at the Bethlehem Ice Rink
345 Illick’s Mill Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Donations Accepted at the Ice Rink April 1 – 22nd, 2020
Monday through Saturday 9am-noon

Book Fair Coordinators: Debbie Spinney & Rita Bergstrom

BFF: Book Fair Friends

Yes, Book Fair raises money for college scholarships. And, yes, Book Fair brings together our members and volunteers in a fun work environment. But did you also know that Book Fair connects strangers who become friends through their love of books? Pictured here are Sue Priga (left) and Katrina Divito (right).  They met 10 years ago at our branch Book Fair when one of them picked up a book and the other told her how great that book was. They started talking and have been close friends ever since . . . and every year they come to our Book Fair together!

Remember the below dates and mark your calendars for the 2019 Book Fair.

Happy reading,

Debbie Spinney, Book Fair co-chair

Rita Bergstrom, Book Fair co-chair