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Our Book Fairs
The Story House offers a variety of formats for book fairs. Choose the format that best fits your community and needs.
Trolley Book Fair: The Story House will arrive with the trolley filled with books especially selected for your school. We will choose the list together. The trolley can hold 2000 titles! Classes will visit the trolley and students will choose the book or books that they want to purchase. Since the fair is multi-day, the trolley will be restocked at night and filled with books appropriate for the grades visiting the next day. At least one family night will be scheduled. Schools will earn 15% in cash or 25% in book credit on the first $5000 raised and 20% in cash or 35% in book credit on all funds raised over $5000. This fair requires parent volunteers, but fewer than an in-school fair. The bookstore on wheels pulls up and the sale begins. No lugging books or setting up display tables.
In-School Book Fair with a Trolley Visit: The best of both worlds. The trolley will visit, filled with 2000 individual titles.In addition, multiple copies of featured books will be set up inside the school. This multi-day model allows for a larger selection of books and more space for multiple classes to visit at once, but requires additional parent volunteers, At least one family night will be scheduled. Schools will earn 15% in cash or 25% in book credit on the first $5000 raised and 20% in cash or 30% in book credit on all funds raised over $5000. This fair format requires additional parent volunteers to set-up and man the in-school portion.
Single event Book Fair: The Story House trolley will visit a school or another organization for a special event and fill a portion of bookmobile with related titles. For example, at a school science fair, STEM titles would be available whereas on multicultural night, there would be books reflecting diversity. This format also works for non-profit organizations and faith groups. For example, an arts center might invite the Story House to sell art books on the night of a show or a pre-school might have the Story House visit on truck day, with a bookcase devoted to books on transportation. Schools will earn 12.5% cash or 25% in book credit.
Online Book Fair: The Story House will set up a section on its website especially for the school or organization, with recommended titles and teacher book reviews. During the Book Fair, families can order the suggested books or any other title available through Ingram wholesale, including books for adults. When the books arrive, they will be sorted and distributed by volunteers. Schools will earn 20% cash or 35% in book credit for online book fairs.
We are thrilled that you are interested in scheduling a book fair or event with the Story House. We look forward to working with you. Please feel free to be in touch with any questions. Ready to book a date? Please fill out the attached form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org