Tips for a Successful Book Fair | Print |
  • Let staff know of upcoming book fair and suggest that teachers refrain from sending book orders home for 3-4 weeks before the fair.
  • Send home book fair reminder sheet with students
  • Post book fair signs in building one week prior to fair
  • Allow students a preview day to fill out wish lists
  • When classrooms come to visit remind them to:
    • Take care when handling books
    • Put books away where they found them
  • Make sure books are organized on shelves and tables daily
  • Help the children make selections
  • Note which items need restocking….As an item runs out, call The BookHouse with title, author, ISBN to get more of this item
  • Try to have students leave backpacks, bags, folders, jackets outside of the fair area
  • Straighten the books
  • Have a calculator for totaling sales
  • When possible have extra volunteers roaming the fair area.  One volunteer should be with your cash box at all times.  The more visible adult security is, the better.