How to run a Book Fair

Organising a Scholastic Book Fair is easy and is a great way to fundraise for new books for your school or kindergarten. All you need to do is book a Fair at a convenient time for you — perhaps to coincide with a parents’ evening or other school event. To ensure you get the most out of your Book Fair our team is here to support you at every step of the way. We offer you:

  • Your very own personal consultant, free call 1800 024 840
  • A promotional kit including invitations, posters and arrows
  • Helpful online resources
  • Different themes to build excitement

We send you a Book Fair Planner with steps to help you conduct a G.R.E.A.T. Book Fair:


The key ingredient to a successful Fair is to set your goal. To help achieve your goal tell everyone in the school community.


Recruit volunteers, including students or parents, to help you decorate, set up and run the Fair.


We offer you helpful programs and ideas to get students excited about the upcoming Fair, including contest ideas, student wish lists, One for Books program and Classroom Wish Lists.


Use your promotional kit to advertise the Fair to the school community. Send invitations home to parents, hold special assemblies and reading events. You could even try advertising to the wider community.


Use the online tools to explore the books, run book talks and download reproducibles to help engage students.

After the event, go online to calculate your commission and take books from the Fair before you pack up.

Click here to learn more about commission