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20% off year-round when you register for an account!


Looking to buy Barefoot Books for your program, library or classroom? Apply for an account to receive 20% off all purchases, including our new Classroom Sets designed to support your existing curriculum.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for additional details.

Interested in hosting a book fair? With a Barefoot Books School & Nonprofit account, you can easily create an online event and earn free books for your program! Our Book Fair in a Box allows you to add an inviting display to your event. Learn more. Learn more.


 

Have questions about applying for your account or how to place your order? Or are you interested in placing a high-volume order? Contact Mary Legere, Education & Community Relations Associate at mary.legere@barefootbooks.com.

How to Get Started

Featured Classroom Sets

Apply for a schools, educators & nonprofits account to receive 20% off!

Find themed classroom sets to enhance your curriculum. We have book collections for three age groups (infants & toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children) themed around Global Awareness, Diversity & Inclusion, STEAM & Critical Thinking and more!

Frequently Asked Questions



Am I eligible for schools, educators & nonprofits terms?

To be eligible for schools, educators & nonprofits terms, you must be an educator or organization that has a physical or online location. Eligible organizations include nonprofit and for-profit institutions, such as:

  • Public and private schools
  • Childcare centers
  • Literacy organizations
  • Pediatric healthcare and therapy offices
  • Tutoring centers
  • Homeschooling organizations
  • Educators affiliated with any of the above

*All references to schools & nonprofits on this FAQs page include all of these eligible organizations. 


I am an educator buying for my classroom or my organization. Do I qualify?

Yes, you qualify. Please provide proof of affiliation with your organization. You'll be able to upload it on the Schools & Nonprofits inquiry form.


I am homeschooling my children. Do I qualify?

Yes, you qualify. Please provide proof of affiliation to an organization. You'll be able to upload it on the Schools & Nonprofits inquiry form. If you have questions or comments, contact Mary Legere, Education & Community Relations Associate at mary.legere@barefootbooks.com.


How do I sign up for a school & nonprofit account?

Please complete the Schools & Nonprofits inquiry form and provide your Tax ID number, if relevant, or proof of affiliation with your organization.


How do I sign up for a schools & nonprofits account if I already have an existing account on the Barefoot site?

Please email help@barefootbooks.com to inquire about updating your existing account type for a school & nonprofit type.


What type of documentation is accepted as proof of affiliation to an organization?

Examples of valid documentation include but are not limited to educator certification, teacher or staff ID, paycheck stub, verification of employment from your school or organization, or certification of homeschool status. This information is needed to verify that you are eligible for a Schools and Nonprofits account. It is not required if you provided a Tax ID number or tax-exempt form during the account registration process.


What is your standard schools & nonprofits discount?

Schools and nonprofit organizations ordering online receive 20% off MSRP, in addition to other regular special offers.


Do you have an order minimum for schools & nonprofits?

We do not have a minimum order requirement for online orders.


Do you offer special terms for bulk orders?

If you’re interested in placing a high-volume order for your school or nonprofit organization, you can inquire about your eligibility for a bulk discount by contacting Mary Legere, Education & Community Relations Associate at mary.legere@barefootbooks.com.


How much does shipping cost?

When ordering online through www.barefootbooks.com, shipping rates are based on the service level you select and net cart total after discounts and credits. One delivery address is acceptable per order; deliveries to multiple addresses will require multiple orders. Orders over $50 US ship free!

For details on our shipping and returns policy, click here.


Do you accept backorders?

At the moment, we are not able to accept backorders or pre-orders.


How do I get tax-exempt status on my online orders?

Barefoot Books currently collects sales tax in all required states or provinces. By indicating that you are tax-exempt and submitting the necessary forms for your state or province, Barefoot Books will not charge sales tax on your orders. Proof of tax-exempt status can come in the form of one of the following: Federal tax ID certificate, certificate of exempt status, or other acceptable proof for the state where the items will be shipped. In the event that we cannot verify your tax-exempt status, Barefoot Books will charge applicable tax on all orders placed.

In order to not be charged tax on your order, please upload your Tax Exempt forms on the Schools & Nonprofits inquiry form when signing up for an account. If your account is approved, you will be able to update your Tax Details online in your Account Dashboard.


How do I request a quote?

If you require a quote to generate a purchase order for your organization, add the items you intend to purchase to your basket and proceed to checkout.

Once on the Checkout: Payment page, you'll have the option to request a quote. After submitting your request, you'll receive a quote via email. Should you decide to place the order, you'll have to remit payment to Barefoot Books. Payment instructions will be included with your quote. Please note that items are subject to availability at the time you place your order. Requesting a quote does not guarantee availability of all items.

If you have questions about your quote, please contact Mary Legere, Education & Community Relations Associate at at mary.legere@barefootbooks.com.


Where can I enter a Purchase Order Number?

Once you're ready to check out, you'll be prompted to enter your Purchase Order Number on the Checkout: Payment page. Please note that items are subject to availability at the time you place your order. Submitting a Purchase Order does not guarantee availability of all items.


What payment methods do you accept?

Pay By Credit Card. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and PayPal. You have the option of submitting payment at the time of the order. If you prefer to pay by purchase order or request a quote, you can submit payment later by visiting My Account > Order Details and clicking the Make a Payment button next to the order.
Pay By Check. If you wish to pay for a purchase order or quote by check, please make it payable to Barefoot Books and include your invoice / order number and your name in the memo field. Please remit it to Barefoot Books, 23 Bradford Street, 2nd Floor, Concord, MA 01742.

Pay by Credit Card. We accept VISA, MasterCard and PayPal. You have the option of submitting payment at the time of the order. If you prefer to pay by purchase order or request a quote, you can submit payment later by visiting My Account > Order Details and clicking the Make a Payment button next to the order.
Pay By Interac E-Transfer. If you wish to pay for a purchase order or quote by E-Transfer, login into your banking app. Add Barefoot Books (danielle.trull@barefootbooks.com) as a recipient and enter the amount of your invoice. Please include your invoice / order number and your name in the notes of the transfer.


How long will my order take to process?

Orders are processed and then shipped from our warehouses within 2 business days of receipt. Our US warehouse is located in Menasha, Wisconsin and our Canadian warehouse is located in Milton, Ontario.


What is your return policy?

We do not offer returnable terms for online orders.

If your order arrives with damaged or incorrect items please contact help@barefootbooks.com within 7 business days of receipt. A credit will be issued within 2 business days.


Where can I find your current catalog?

You can view our online catalog here. If you'd like to receive a copy in the mail, please email your name and address to help@barefootbooks.com.


How can I set up a book fair?

With a school or nonprofit account, you can create your own virtual book fair with an optional display and earn 20% of event orders in free books. Learn more.Learn more.

To host a traditional on-site book fair, you may work with a Community BooksellerCommunity Bookseller.


Who do I contact with Questions?

For questions about applying for an account or placing a bulk order, contact Mary Legere, Education & Community Relations Associate at mary.legere@barefootbooks.com.

Email help@barefootbooks.com to inquire about the status of an order or to report an issue with our website.


Where can I find your site’s privacy policy and terms of service?

Click here for our privacy policy and here for terms of service.



Didn't find your answer here? Contact us!
Barefoot Books Customer Servicehelp@barefootbooks.com
or call toll-free on 866-417-2369, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm EST
We look forward to hearing from you!


Additional FAQs are available for general customers, Community Booksellers and Retailers.
For more information, click the links below:
General FAQs | Community Bookseller FAQs | Retailer FAQs

Schools & Nonprofits

For Schools:

Abrams & Chronicle Books is our exclusive trade representative in the UK. If you are a school interested in ordering from within the UK, please contact:

Abrams & Chronicle Books
1st Floor
1 West Smithfield
London EC1A 9JU
Phone: 44 (0) 207 713 2060
Fax: 44 (0) 207 713 2061
info@abramsandchronicle.co.uk


For Nonprofits:

If you need help with an existing or new nonprofit account please contact Sarah O'Neill, Senior Manager, International & Special Markets at sarah.oneill@barefootbooks.com.


Still Need Help?

If you have any other questions or need some assistance, please contact Abrams & Chronicle Books at info@abramsandchronicle.co.uk.