YMCA of Greater St. Louis


YMCA of Greater St. Louis

Rare Books

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 15th.

  • 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 2014 Rare Books Lists which featured some our 2014 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 7/22/2014* 

*Note: We will continue to update this list as we receive more rare books.