Book Fair

The Goddard Riverside Book Fair is our longest-running fund-raising event. Since 1986 the fair has raised more than $7 million, with 85 cents of every dollar raised going to support the families, adults and children we serve.

The book fair—the heart of our season—takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, giving New Yorkers the chance to purchase brand-new books at discounts of 50 percent or more.

This is a great volunteer experience for anyone who loves books. Books are donated to us from major publishing houses over the summer and in the fall we seek volunteers to help us prepare and then sell books at the fair. We need volunteers who can do the following:

  • Spend a Saturday morning unpacking boxes of books and sorting the books into categories.
  • Spend a morning or afternoon helping us sell books at the fair.