Thursday, April 20, 2006

Book Fair April 27th—May 1st, 2006

The Greater St. Louis Book Fair will be held from April 27th and May 1st at Westfield West County Shopping Center located in Des Peres, Missouri, in suburban Saint Louis County.

Its a big book fair, with many gems among the junk. The religion, philosophy, art, and history sections are usually very good. You can usually find older Catholic books—those that deserve the imprimatur, as well as nice coffee table photo books of every conceivable subject. The computer section is usually terrible, unless you are interested in DOS.

There are usually old bestsellers that are available in large quantities. A couple of years ago, there was a glut of the book "Open Marriage", which is perfect for a bonfire of the vanites. Last year they had dozens of copies of the poorly translated "Living Bible" and "New World Bibles", which I am certain get recycled in the Book Fair year after year. If you are very lucky, though, you can find an old pre-Vatican II missal or hymnal.

Admission is free, except for the first evening, where it is $10.

1 comment:

  1. Don't advertise this! The fewer who attend, the better for us bookworms!