Behind the Scenes: The Book Fair

Posted by Carter Sibbett on 9/24/2018



The book fair is a time where readers and students buy books from Scholastic. Most students don’t realize how it’s run. In the book fair there are books and gadgets, but we don’t think of the costs. 

I went to the library to interview the librarian, Mrs. Luque. She said that there are no funds; scholastic orders the books, and they use a certain percentage of the profit for the library. She gets the books by a truck from Utah. The new books she would recommend from the bookfair are My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Refugee by Alan Gratz, and The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier. The book fair is on October 19th to the 25th, so after parent teacher conferences, you can order books from the book fair.  She runs the book fair to raise money for new books in the library. Parent volunteers and National Junior Honors Society all help Mrs. Luque with the book fair.