Once again, the Travelling Book Fair will be visiting CJS next week (11-18 Dec.)
Many parents will already be aware of how the book fair works and the fantastic opportunity it presents not only for themselves and their family but also for the school. If you’re new to the school or would like a refresher on how it works then read the following FAQ:
Where and when is the book fair held?
Our book fair takes place in the school library. Parents wishing you visit the fair after school should enter the school via reception.
The book fair will be open for buying Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday lunchtimes . Parents/ Carers and younger siblings may also browse and buy from the book fair after school on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday.
Will my child get chance to browse before buying?
Yes! Generally each class will sign up for 2 sessions to visit the book fair during lesson time, the first to browse and then another later in the week to buy. Children can also come to the library at lunchtimes during that week to buy a book or after school with their parents/carers and siblings.
What if the book my child wanted is sold out?
Don’t worry. If a book is sold out then we are able to order further copies from the book fair which will then be mailed to you via the school after the event. Or If you prefer, you can purchase books using the Click and Collect service at www.travellingbooks.co.uk from now until the end of the Book Fair. Use the parents and guests login (not the school login). Orders placed online in this way can be collected during the week of the Fair. Please print and bring a copy of your confirmation to school when collecting or send in with your child. We will be unable to release the books without this confirmation.
Why buy from the book fair?
Ranging from award winners and brand new titles to pocket money friendly bargains and treasured classics, the book fair has a fantastic selection of children’s books for all ages. There are often deals to be taken advantage of when buying too – our summer book fair had a 3 for 2 on some books. Ideal if you are looking for a bargain for Christmas.
How does the school benefit?
The school is grateful for the support given to the Travelling Book Fair by pupils and parents. We earn a commission on every book purchase made at the book fair. At last year’s summer book fair we took over £1500 and as a result earned a very generous commission of just over £860. We used this to boost our library budget meaning we were able to purchase newly published books, replace some of our still popular but worn out books, and try a few new authors and genres.