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CCFC's Guide to Commercial-Free Book Fairs RESOURCES  



Hold a Book Fair at Your School Without Corporate Marketing or Media Tie Ins!


Are you tired of all the items for sale at your book fair that aren’t books--such as toys, video games, posters, and fashion accessories? Do you think that school book fairs should promote reading without promoting TV shows and movies? 



Commercial items and media tie-ins from a typical school book fair



A Commercial-Free Book Fair is the perfect way to:

  • Raise funds for a school in a manner consistent with its educational mission.

  • Promote literacy.

  • Provide an alternative for children who are already inundated with marketing for
    media-linked products.

  • Enrich classroom and library book collections.

  • Provide books to students–including the opportunity to purchase books for
    those who may not have the funds to buy them.

  • Support a local business.

CCFC's Guide to Commercial-Free Book Fairs includes a directory of independent booksellers who support book fairs.  (Booksellers who would like to be included in future editions of the guide should email ccfc(at)


Download the Guide


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Taking consumerism out of school book fairs

Boston Globe, 11/20/06


Putting the Book Back in Book Fair, 01/07


Ditch The Characters For The Classics
The Tampa Tribune, 09/26/08























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