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They may have X-ray vision, super strength and the ability to cling to walls, but even superheroes need a hand raising funds.

That’s why this weekend the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. - at 372 Fifth Ave. between Fifth and Sixth streets in Park Slope - is hosting a three-day book fair in the back of its one-stop superhero shopping center, which sells everything from capes to anti-matter devices to hideout maps.

Major book publishers from across the city have donated upwards of 10,000 books to the store which, starting this fall, will run a non-profit tutoring center known as 826NYC for children ages 6 to 18. Proceeds will go toward operating the mentoring center.

In addition to what their calling "dirt-cheap" books, 826NYC will be running superhero skills contests - including "Heroic Hopscotch," to test aim and balance, and "Diabolical Double Dutch," to judge speed and accuracy. Prizes will be awarded.

The book fair, which started Friday, will continue on Saturday, July 24, from 10 am to 8 pm, and on Sunday, July 25, from 11 am to 6 pm. For more information contact the store at (718) 499-9884 or visit the Web site at

- Deborah Kolben

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