Talking Leaves Book Fairs

For the past five decades, Talking Leaves has had the privilege of serving educators of all kinds in our community. Book Fairs are an excellent way to raise funds while encouraging a love of literature and learning in our school community. People are increasingly making the conscious choice to shop local, utilizing the various resources in their neighborhoods. We feel fortunate to be your local, independent bookstore and we will strive to meet your individual needs.

Each book fair is carefully curated and hand-selected to serve the unique needs of your school. We welcome author and title requests as well as input regarding price point, theme, and curriculum. These will help us to build the best book fair for your students, providing them with a relevant, engaging, and diverse selection.

 

On-Site Book Fairs

  • Takes place at your school
  • Boxes are packed and delivered by us, and we pick up any unsold books. For larger schools, we may require assistance with delivery.
  • All displays, tables, and racks are provided by your school. The school is responsible for setting up books, with assistance from Talking Leaves staff.
  • Book fair will be staffed by Talking Leaves, and all payments processed through our point of sale system. Payment can be made with cash, credit card, or checks made out to Talking Leaves Books.
  • Schools may choose one of the following options:
    • Receive 20% of the pre-tax book fair proceeds as a cash donation
    • Receive 25% of the pre-tax book fair proceeds in Talking Leaves credit

 

In-Store Book Fairs

  • Takes place at Talking Leaves
  • During one specified day or days, your proceeds will include all purchases* made by individuals who identify themselves as shopping on your school’s behalf.
  • Schools may choose one of the following options:
    • Receive 20% of the pre-tax book fair proceeds as a cash donation
    • Receive 25% of the pre-tax book fair proceeds in Talking Leaves credit


*Some restrictions may apply

Please contact Alicia Michielli at 716-884-9524 or by email at TalkingLeavesElmwood@gmail.com for more information.