Book Fairs!

Connect your congregants and visitors with books they'll love by hosting a Book Fair with titles from Beacon Press and Skinner House Books.

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Please scroll down for resources and more.  Complete details are available in our Leaders Guide.

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How does the Book Fair work?

• We'll help you with title selection and quantities based on the size of your book fair.

• You publicize the event within your congregation. Get your minister or lay leaders to encourage attendance at the fair.

• On the day of your fair, your members and friends peruse the books and make their purchases. Remember, charge the list price when selling the books and have customers pay the church.

•If you need additional copies of books, please contact us at 1-800-215-9076 or at, Monday through Friday 9:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST, and we'll ship them right out to you.

•You pack up your unsold items and ship them back to us.

•We send you a final statement after processing your return.

•You send us one check (no cash, please).

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What about the money?

• Your books are billed to a special book fair account at a 40% discount (Skinner/Beacon).

• After your sale, you return the unsold books and pay the discounted amount for those that sold.

• You'll pay your shipping service to send unsold books back to us.

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What books will we sell at the fair?

• Please see the Leader's Guide linked above and below for details.

• Please limit quantities to avoid large returns.

• We will provide substitute titles and/or trim quantities as necessary to create the best book fair package.

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How do I keep track of the books?

•When your books arrive, please unpack and count them. Contact us right away if anything is missing or damaged. Keep the invoices for your records and returns.

•After your fair, count your books again; create a simple packing list to ship with your returns.

•Returns need to be sent within 30 days of your event to our warehouse in Fitchburg, Mass.


Any other tips?

• Schedule your fair during a busy time at your congregation.

• Place your fair in a busy spot, just a little in the way.

• Publicity is very important. Advertise in your congregation's bulletin. Ask your minister to mention the fair! Ask small group leaders to talk about it.


Resources for Book Fair Leaders

Coming Soon sign to fill in with your info

Logo for use on your website, newsletter, etc

Name tag template for volunteers

Directional signs to lead people to you

Table tent signs to organize your books

Leaders Guide

Email to get started!