✔ Earn free books for your program
✔ Build empathy and community with diverse and inclusive books
✔ Offer affordable, long-lasting products that kids and teachers love
✔ Extend the age range of your book fair with add-on packs
✔ Make it your own with flexible online and in-person options
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Set up an online book fair in a few easy steps. Orders ship directly to customers.
Add a display to your online book fair and allow shoppers to preview books before they order online.
Want someone to run your book fair for you? Email us at [email protected] to see if there's a Community Bookseller in your area! To help us us accommodate your book fair request as quickly as possible, please let us know: the dates of your book fair, the age range of your school and how many student/families you expect.
Need more information about Barefoot book fairs? Fill out the form below.
Who can hold a Barefoot Book Fair?
Why choose Barefoot Books for your book fair?
When you partner with Barefoot Books for your book fair, you will be helping educators and families gain access to affordable, award-winning children's books. Our books are carefully crafted to be engaging and educational while promoting diversity, inclusivity and global awareness.
How will we know if someone orders through our book fair link?
How do we redeem our free books?
When a customer places an online order toward your book fair, 20% of that order in Barefoot Bucks (not including tax or shipping) will be added to your account within one business day. You may apply these Barefoot Bucks to any order in your school or nonprofit account on the payment page at checkout. There is no need to wait until the end of the event to begin redeeming Barefoot Bucks. They are valid for 180 days from the date they were earned.
Free books earned through on-site purchases from a Community Bookseller must be redeemed through that individual.
Where can we see how much our school or organization has earned in free books?
Is there a way to share teacher wish lists?
May we sell the books in the Book Fair in a Box?
Although the contents of the Book Fair in a Box are intended to be for display and school use, you may choose to offer them for sale at the conclusion of your event to earn money for your organization.
Where do you ship book fair orders and what are the shipping costs?
Step 1. Log in and set up a new Barefoot Books online event.
Step 2 (optional). To add a display to your event and allow shoppers to see our top picks for ages 3 - 7, order a Book Fair in a BoxBook Fair in a Box. This set of 22 books, catalogs and signage is available at a discount to Schools & Nonprofits and Community Booksellers. For a wider age range, add the Infants & Toddlers (Ages 0 - 2) Book Fair Add-on PackInfants & Toddlers (Ages 0 - 2) Book Fair Add-on Pack or the Upper Elementary (Ages 8 - 10+) Book Fair Add-on PackUpper Elementary (Ages 8 - 10+) Book Fair Add-on Pack.
Set up your display in a prominent location, and watch people fall in love with Barefoot Books!
Step 3. Collect orders by sharing your Event ID with the Barefoot Books Find a Book Fair link. Promote your event with social media images, printable signs and book fair wish lists / order forms available in your Resource Library. Every order ships directly to the customer and earns the hosting school or organization 20% in free Barefoot Books.
For detailed book fair instructions, follow our book fair checklist for schools and nonprofits.
How do I add in-person shopping?
(For Community Booksellers only)
Step 1. Register or log in to your Community Bookseller account and create a new Barefoot Books online event for the hosting school or organization.
Step 2. Order display inventory using your Community Bookseller discount.
Step 3. Promote the book fair with online ordering instructions and dates/times for in-person shopping.
Step 4. Set up a book fair display on site with products tagged to show prices.
Step 5. Customers can purchase books from the display at full price by providing payment directly to the Community Bookseller or they can order online using their Barefoot Books Event ID.
Step 6. The hosting school or organization can redeem free books earned for online sales directly through their account. The Community Bookseller donates a portion of their profits from in-person sales and online order commissions to the hosting school or nonprofit in the form of free books or cash. Community Booksellers have the discretion to offer 20% or more.