Do You Love Books? Ohio's largest book fair needs year round help!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2181 Embury Park RoadDayton, OH 45414


The Dayton Book Fair is 45 year old organization that collects and sells used books to benefit other Dayton area non-profits, along with providing books to literacy campaigns and underserved book-reading populations. We are an all-volunteer 501c3 organization. The Book Fair Foundation has been inundated with so many wonderful donations--- but now we could really use some help. There are a wide variety of things to do at our Book Loft:

  • Research, sorting, pricing, and packing books (any one or combination of those)
  • Assistance with pick-ups: we have barrels around town, plus we offer a service to pick up book donations from people who aren't able to bring them in.
  • Want to learn how to sell books on eBay? We'll be happy to show you!
Many of the tasks here do not require a great physical effort, but a few more people with strong backs would be incredibly helpful. We're open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 to 3 and Wednesdays from 1 to 7. Our Book Loft is air-conditioned, and there are snacks for volunteers! You can find out more about us on our website or on our Facebook page-- We are looking for volunteers who can help us regularly, anywhere from once a month to every day we're open. If you can only commit to a single day, we will have opportunities for that during our August Round-Up (August 20) and of course during our fantastic Dayton Book Fair, November 7th through the 14th. Proceeds from this year's Book Fair benefits FilmDayton, K12 Gallery & TEJAS and Learning Tree Farm. If you're interested in volunteering, give us a call at 937.999. 4491 or stop in at our Volunteer Open House at our Book Loft on Saturday July 2nd at 11 a.m at 2181 Embury Park Road, in Dayton.


  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • one day a month
  • Must love books!

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