The YMCA Bookfair receives a number of rare and unusual books that many readers find to be absolute treasures! At our Bookfair, we do have a section specifically for these books so that you may find them right away.
Many rare book shoppers prefer to visit on First Selection Night, Friday August 16th.
- Numbered Tickets go on sale at 8:00 am at the Kennedy Recreation Complex for access to First Selection night at 4:00 pm.
- There is no overnight camping in the park and the St. Louis County police will patrol the park.
- Park opens at 5:00 am.
- You will receive a numbered ticket which will indicate your place in line on Friday at 4:00 pm
- You may leave the park once you receive your numbered ticket and return to the line to find your place prior to 4:00 pm.
Click to download our 2013 Rare Books Lists which feature some of our latest finds! These are updated by our Pricing and Sorting Volunteers! These are available at the Bookfair for purchase in our Rare Books section.
Rare Book List, Updated 8/12/2013
MARCEL MARCEAU - MASTER OF MIME
By Ben Martin
Published by Optimum Publishing, Canada, 1978
A book of photographs of Marceau at work with an appreciation by the photographer at the Preface. The book is signed and inscribed by Marceau on end paper facing the title page. There is also a drawing of a flower.
THE WIZARD OF OZ by Frank L. Baum
The Original Oz Book
Published by Bobbs Merrill
c.1903 with front and back end papers pictures of movie.
BIG RED Story of the Football Cardinalsny Robert L.Burnes
Published by Piraeusa, Saint Charles, MO,
First Printing, 1975
URANO METRIA 2000 IN THREE VOLUMES
I - Deep Sky Atlas The Northern Hemisphere to -6°
II - Deep Sky Atlas The Southern Hemisphere to +6°
III - Deep Sky Field Guide
The most comprehensive deep sky atlas and data resource guide, the three volumes of Uranometria 2000 can be considered a fulfillment. This massive achievement affords astronomers, astrophotographers and CCD imagers the finest roadmap to the heavens yet produced at such a modest price . More than 280,000 stars and over 30,000 deep sky non-stellar objects are located with a degree of accuracy before unavailable in one resource. Encyclopedic in nature, with beautifully redrawn maps, a host of efficient navigation tools, and more accurate catalog data.