One thing that I wanted to do this year to promote reading over the summer was to hold a book fair at the end of the year. I had my annual book fair back in the fall, so I wanted to take this opportunity to try something different. The librarians at our high school have been using a local independent book store for several years now to host their book fair, so I was excited to finally give them a try!
I was blown away by this AWESOME book fair hosted by Cavalier House Books! I’m telling you, this was the BEST book fair I have ever seen!! The folks at Cavalier House Books make this fair a dream — they set up and tear down the fair! AND they have someone there during the entire fair to do all of the actual book selling! I had such a great time spending the week with John Cavalier, who is so obviously passionate about what he does and full of awesome ideas to keep growing his business. He was great interacting with the kids, looking up books they were interested, and making orders on things he didn’t currently have available to bring in from the store. No lame restock orders that never come in time or come in partially full here, baby!
The selection that was made available to my students at this fair absolutely blew us all away. So many students and teachers walked in and IMMEDIATELY commented on how much better this fair was than any we’ve had in the past. There were books available for every type of reader, something to get everyone excited!
I cannot say enough good things about our CHB Book Fair! I am now a loyal customer for life and look forward to some of the great things that can come from building a relationship with such an awesome local indie book store! And check out these pictures of the fair…they will speak for themselves!
You’re jealous, right? 🙂