Tuesday, August 22, 2006

School Book Fairs

Not too very long ago, I posted a request for comments about school book fair companies on my favorite school media listserv, LM_Net (which, if you're not familiar with it and are in school media/library work, is a GREAT resource). I'm sharing the list of links on the various school book fair companies, as well as a link to a great article about school book fairs. If you're interested in LM_Net, you can check out information about them at http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/

If you are wondering about whether or not to even DO a bookfair, check out: http://www.writing-world.com/children/bookfair.shtml

Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/ to formulate "wish lists."

Usborne: http://www.usborne-books.com/bookfair.htm

Adventureland: http://www.adventurelandbookfairs.com/

Bedford Falls: http://www.bedfordfallsusa.com/

Turtle Express: http://www.turtleexpressbooks.com

Local Bookstore Bookfairs: Contact local bookstores, such as Barnes and Noble and Borders--sometimes they will work with schools to arrange an in-store book fair for the school.

Troll: http://www.trollcarnival.com/

Personalized Book Fairs: http://www.personalizedbookfairs.com/

Just Us: http://www.justusbooks.com/SchoolBookFair.html

Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair Company: http://www.mrsnelsons.com/fair/index.jsp


School Book Fairs Limited:



  1. This is great information, and it would be infinitely more usable if your links were clickable. If you're not using FireFox as your browser, I suggest you get a free download and try it. Blogger "plays nicely with" FireFox. To create a link, you copy the address, then highlight the keyword in your post that will be clicked. There's a button to create the link, you get a drop-down menu where you paste the address, hit ok, and voila!

    Good luck! If all else fails, the help menus in Blogger might be clearer than my instructions!

  2. Thank you!!! The site is MUCH friendlier with links that actually WORK! (And your instructions were great.)

  3. We all get by with a little help from our (virtual) friends! Glad to help!

  4. Peggy Reiling2:03 AM

    Just wanted to pass along a great book fair company that i just finished up. It is from Imagine Nation Books Ltd. called;


    I have done dozens of book fairs in my time and THIS one is by far the easiest and they give a 40% rebate which really cant be matched. It doesn't take any volunteers either. My school received over $2650 in cash and books!

    I recommend it to everyone if they want excellent titles and don't have time or room in your library.

    I ran the Take Home Book Fair by myself. The account mgrs are really helpful and know what they are doing. I believe you can get a free catalog on their website.

    Thank you,

    Peggy Reiling
    Washington State

  5. I wanted to share that Barefoot Books is also another book fair to check out. They have no media tie ins and they have culturally diverse books from all around the world.



  6. i just had to say i think you're amazing. and such an inspiration for teens. thanks so much for doing what you do and for being so awesome at it.

  7. In Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, try Idaho Book Fairs idahobookfairs.com.