Book Fairs

Books Inc. Book Fairs 2021-2022 School Year

In the 2021-2022 Book Fair Seasons we are offering three book fair options for our partnering schools.
1. The traditional, on-campus book fair. This includes our normal, large-scale set up, registers, and staffing. This also includes the online component. The sales expectations and donation scale are:
Our fairs vary in sales from $10,000 - $50,000 net of tax.
  • During the Fall, we ask that the school expect at least $17,000-20,000 in sales.
  • During the Spring, we ask that the school expect at least $10,000 in sales.
Donations are determined by sales, on a sliding scale:
  • All sales of less than $15,000 net of tax = 15% donation
  • Sales of $16,000-16,999.99 net of tax = 16% donation
  • Sales of $17,000-17,999.99 net of tax = 17% donation
  • Sales of $18,000-18,999.99 net of tax = 18% donation
  • Sales of $19,000-19,999.99 net of tax = 19% donation
  • All sales of greater than $20,000 net of tax = 20% 
 
2. The Pop-Up Fair is held on campus, featuring a select number of titles in larger quantities and scaled-down points of sale. Designed for limited or outdoor spaces. You will also be given access to a general Book Fair Catalogue featuring more best-sellers and staff picks and a unique online code for shopping Books Inc.’s website.
 
3. The Hybrid model that promotes shopping on Books Inc.’s website and in a partnering Books Inc. location. This option removes on-campus shopping. Again the school will be provided with the general Book Fair Catalogue and a unique online code.
The sales expectations and donation scale for options 2 and 3 are:
 Our Pop-up fairs and Hybrid Fairs vary in sales from $2,000 - $10,000 net of tax.
  • During the Fall, we ask that the school expect at least $5000-10,000 in sales.
  • During the Spring, we ask that the school expect at least $2,000 in sales.
Donations are determined by sales, on a sliding scale:
  • All sales of less than $5,000 net of tax = 10% donation
  • Sales of $5,000-7,000 net of tax = 12% donation
  • Sales of $7,001-9,000 net of tax = 14% donation
  • Sales of $9,001-10,000 net of tax = 16% donation
  • Sales of $10,001-12,000 net of tax = 18% donation
  • All sales of greater than $12,000 net of tax = 20% 
Books Inc. is still dedicated to making a Book Fair, which ever option you choose, as fun and unique for your school as possible. We will work with you to add various unique aspects to your fair to make it the best possible fundraiser and exciting experience for your school community.
For more detailed information on our options, please reach out to our Book Fair Manager, Hannah Walcher at hwalcher@booksinc.net.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: Annual placement in our schedule is always given to returning schools first.
 
Other Services Offered:
  • Books Inc. can arrange author visits to the school in conjunction with the school book fair. However, order forms provided by Books Inc. must be used diligently by the community, to ensure day-of sales for the visiting author.
  • Books Inc. can provide order forms and handle all sales for said order forms, for summer reading or required reading lists. 
  • Shopping Nights / In-Store Book Fairs: If the Books Inc. book fair program is unrealistic for your community, shopping nights or in-store book fairs are a great, low-cost alternative. Store managers schedule these events, and store buyers handle all special requests. The same donation scale is used for shopping nights as for book fairs.
For more information, contact Hannah Walcher: hwalcher@booksinc.net