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20th Goddard Riverside Book Fair offers new books at 50% off

Posted by lrath on November 17, 2006

The Goddard Riverside New York Book Fair is an annual event, taking place on the weekend before Thanksgiving. All the books, CDs, calendars, cards, videos and other gift items sold at the New York Book Fair are generously donated by publishing houses, editors, literary agents and other members of the book industry.

When: Saturday, November 18, 2006, from 10am to 6pm and
Sunday, November 19, 2006 from 11am to 5pm
(Prices are reduced even more on Sunday so there are really good bargains.)
Where: 593 Columbus Avenue @ 88th Street

Trains: 1 to 86th Street–walk up two blocks and east two blocks; B or C to 86th Street, walk up two blocks and west one block.

Proceeds from the Book Fair support Goddard Riverside Community Center, which provide services annually to 16,000 people from Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Harlem. The agency manages 600 units of affordable housing. It advocates for justice and enriches community life with recreational, cultural and arts activities. Core programs reach out to children and youth, homeless people, and older adults.

The books range from new “hot titles” to classics, from children’s books to reference books, books in Spanish to books on humor, from mysteries to business and some study guides and travel guides. There are no textbooks.

There is no admission charge this year to celebrate 20 years of this event, which started to help fund programs to help the homeless. In 20 years about $4 million has been raised from the book fair.

If you want to know more about Goddard Riverside, please see http://www.goddard.org/

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