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.
2013 Rare Book Lists will be updated on this website in June, after Pricing and Sorting has begun.
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.
Download a copy of the Rare Books 2012 list by clicking here! Updated 8/13/12
Here are examples the Rare Book we had for sale in 2012.
The American Encyclopaedic Dictionary
A thoroughly accurate, practical and exhaustive work of reference to the English language, defining over 250,000 words, with a full account of their origin, pronunciation and use.
Comprising also a comprehensive Encyclopaedia of the Arts and Sciences, with Encyclopaedic definitions of 55,000 important words and topics, embracing subjects not found in the ordinary Encyclopaedias.
Containing over one hundred maps and diagrams and nearly four thousand illustrations.
Edited by Robert Hunter
Published by R. S. Peale and J. A. Hill, Chicago and New York, 1897 In 13 Volumes Comes in its own period leather suitcase
Covers have problems, interior pages are good with marbled page edges.
COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE
In 10 Volumes
Published by Fred De Fau & Company, New York, 1902
Limited edition of 1000 copies, this set is #562
SPORTS TRADING CARDS
We have a collection of Sports Cards. There are two notebooks of Hockey cards and a grab box of baseball cards from 1987 and 1988. Each notebook will be sold in its entirety, and the grab box will be sold as a unit.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
And Other Lessons Children Teach Us
By Hillary Rodham Clinton
Published by Simon & Schuster, c.1996
SIGNED by author (no inscription)
As a bonus, also included is the CD version of the book as read by the author.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS
Limited and Numbered 235 of of 1000 Copies. 20 Volumes
Published by Fred DeFau & Co., NY
First of the limited edition, 3/4 Leather, marbled board with marbled end papers
Colored tissue guarded frontispieces. The volumes included are:
Martin Chuzzlewit, 2 vols,
Barnaby Rudge, 2 Vols
Old Curiosity Shop, 2 Vol
Little Dorrit, 2 Vol
Nicholas Nickeby, 2 Vol
Bleak House, 2 Vol
Dombey and Son, 2 Vol
Sketches by Box, 1 Vol
Pictures from Italy, 1 Vol
A Child's History of England, 1 Vol
Great Expectations, 1 Vol
Edwin Drood & Miscellaneous, 1 Vol
Uncommercial Traveller, 1 Vol
JOHNSTONS' ATLAS OF THE WAR 1855
Published by W&AK Johnston, Edinburgh
6 folding maps in original red slipcase
Download a copy of the updated Rare Books 2012 list by clicking here! Updated 8/13/12.
We update this list as we get closer to the fair! Please check back often!