Best Book Fairs
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do schools pick Best Book Fairs as their book fair vendor?

What does “customized with grade-appropriate books" mean?

Where do you provide book fairs? (geographic area covered)

What profits will our school earn?

Do you bring books for my school’s grades?

How are the books displayed in the fair?

Who sets up the fair?

How many books will be in our fair?

How many days do fairs run?

What about author events, required reading or summer reading lists?

What do you provide that helps us with our fair?

I have a fair scheduled with a vendor that may not provide the quality of fair that my school deserves. What can I do?


Why do schools pick Best Book Fairs as their book fair vendor?

Because we provide the best books, the best services, and these two combine so we have the best book fairs. Our team includes well known staff with a combined experience of a thousand book fairs. TOP


What does “customized with grade-appropriate books" mean?

Every school is different, so we customize each school’s fair. Our staff creates your school’s fair, by selecting titles that satisfy the grades & reading levels of your students. TOP


Where do you provide book fairs? (geographic area covered)

We are based in Woburn, Mass. The majority of our fairs are in eastern Mass, RI and southern NH. We will bring fairs to Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Maine & Upper NH. TOP


What profits will our school earn?

You may take your profit in cash or in books. Cash profits range from 10% to 28%. Profits taken in books range from 20% to 50%. Additional bonuses and rewards can add even more profits to your school. TOP


Do you bring book fairs for my school’s grades?

Yes, we bring books specifically for your school's grades. We customize the titles to satisfy the grades & reading levels of your students. We provide books for grades Pre-K to 9th grade. TOP


How are the books displayed in the fair?

Our books are displayed on custom built racks that show the books beautifully. One librarian said they look like a waterfall of books. Each rack has a sign to announce the category of books it holds. In-store and Table Top fairs have different displays. TOP


Who sets up the fair?

One of our staff will deliver the fair to your school and assist your volunteers with wheeling the fair into the room of your choice. Our staffer will help with set up and then train your volunteers. You are ready to sell in about two hours. We provide the same level of service at the end of the fair. TOP


How many books will be in our fair?

Each fair is customized for each school. Every school’s fair is loaded with more titles and more books than will be needed for a successful book fair. We make sure you have plenty of books. Each fair is sized for the school, we can handle sales from $1,000 to $30,000. TOP


How many days do fairs run?

Successful fairs are not determined by the days they last, but by the excitement built up about the fair. For instance, we have experience with schools that do $10,000 in one day. The key to a successful fair is publicity and respecting your volunteers’ time. We recommend schools plan fairs to bring in $2,000 to $4,000 per day. We will work with you to build a schedule that works. TOP


What about author events, required reading, or summer reading lists?

We have different options for programs like author events, summer reading and required reading. We will be happy to let you know what we can do for you. TOP


What do you provide that helps us with our fair?

We provide you with everything you need for a successful book fair.

  • Books that the children, families and teachers will love
  • Superior service, including 24/7 access to our experienced book fair staff
  • Promotional items like: posters, poster templates, flyer templates, web links and web widgets.
  • Set up assistance and training
  • Free loan of our Point of Sale system for your cashier area
  • We support your school in accepting cash, check and credit cards.
  • Profits that your school may take as cash or as books TOP


I have a fair scheduled with a vendor who may not provide the quality of fair that my school deserves. What can I do?

We have experience with schools that had trepidations about book fairs they were expecting. Every school was able to cancel the fair with the vendor they had booked, and successfully switch vendors. Do you think your current vendor may disappoint your school? We can help, just ask. TOP


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