35th Annual YMCA Bookfair
The YMCA Bookfair is a collaborative project of the YMCA. It includes several YMCA organizations & community volunteers that are dedicated to assisting the YMCA in their mission, in particular their Youth Programs and the YMCA Literacy Programs. Among its efforts to this end is the YMCA Bookfair, which provides a large selection of new and quality used books at reasonable prices.
Volunteer Pricing and Sorting Hours
We always need volunteers! We will begin Pricing and Sorting at the Historic Carondelet YMCA at 600 Loughbourough in March Please contact Debbie Redmond at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you arrive to volunteer, please let a current volunteer know, fill out a Volunteer form and we will pair you with a trainer to learn the Bookfair ropes!
- Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30pm - 9:00pm
- Wednesday & Friday mornings 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm To Be Announced
Closed March 29 - 31 in observance of Easter Holiday
Closed May 25 - 27 in observance of Memorial Day Holiday
Closed July 3 - 4th in observance of 4th of July Holiday
Save the Date!
August 16 - August 21, 2013
Kennedy Recreation Center
6050 Wells Road, St. Louis, MO, 63128
Near Meramec Bottom Road & I-55,
10 miles south of Historic Carondelet YMCA building.
Click the "About the Bookfair" tab in the upper right corner for details about each day of the fair.
First Selection Night
Friday, August 16
4:00 pm - 10:00pm
• 5:00 am- Park opens. Before 5am, park is patrolled by St. Louis County Police.
• 8:00 am - Ticket Sales begin at the Kennedy Recreation Complex (facility will open for use of restrooms).
Tickets are sold throughout the day until close.
• 4:00 pm- Doors open for $10 Preview Night. You will enter based on your numbered ticket.
Answers to First Selection Night FAQs:
We charge $10 admission on Preview Night for adults (12 and under are free).
The tickets are numbered and represent your place in line for the 4:00 pm opening.
A person can buy 4 tickets at a time.
You do not need to stay in line after you purchase a ticket.
You can return to the KRC before 4:00 pm to find your numbered place in line.
NO overnight camping in the park. Park is patroled by St. Louis County Police.
You can check-out multiple times.
Y volunteers are not responsbile for your belongings or books you plan to purchase.
No scanning allowed in stadium seating/bleachers.
Please be respectful of walkways and keep them clear.
Saturday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 21
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Half Price Day
Tuesday, August 20
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
$10 a Box Day
Wednesday, August 21
9:00 am -9:00 pm
The Kennedy Recreation Center includes:
270 Parking Spaces on lot + additional parking
All indoor, air conditioned, accessible facility
Wide aisles, books displayed in one large open area with more space
Click here to visit the Kennedy Recreation Complex website.
Click here for a Google Map of the Kennedy Recreation Complex
We accept books at the Historic Carondelet YMCA March 1 - July 31 each year during Pricing and Sorting Hours (see Pricing and Sorting Hours)
You may also donate to participating YMCA branches beginning at the end of March. Call your local branch to see if they have a YMCA Bookfair Barrell in their lobbies.