YMCA of Greater St. Louis to host ‘Bookfair’

The YMCA of Greater St. Louis will host its 35th annual “Bookfair” from Friday, Aug. 16, to Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Kennedy Recreation Complex, 6050 Wells Road.

The event kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday with a “Preview Night.” Admission is $10 for “Preview Night,” but the remainder of the fair is free. The fair will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday.

Special pricing will begin Tuesday with “Half-Price Day” and on Wednesday, shoppers will be able to pay $10 per bag or box.

The fair, featuring a large variety of gently used books, CDs, magazines and records, benefits the Y’s youth and literacy programs, which provide reading tutoring and free books to hundreds of adults and children in the area each year.

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