Thread: Book Fairs...

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    • 13 years 1 month ago
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    Did your elementary school and/or middle school have them? A few times a year, one at a time, classes would get to go down to the school's library/media center, and there would be books, erasers, bookmarks, posters (Oh, but you must have a poster with adorable little kitties or racecars on them, or you just weren't COOL! ), and sometimes a few other items for sale. I remember it was always a really big deal at the time, and I'd usually end up buying something. I also remember that the media specialist would always make us sit on the floor and start lecturing us about not running, taking turns, and going over what they had for sale before we were allowed to actually go look (like you didn't know after sitting there for that long what you wanted anyway. The carts were what, 10 feet away? lol).
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    Oh yes, I remember these. In addition to those I also used to get an annual Scholastic books flyer. My mom was always very generous when it came to these cause she liked to see me reading. I could get the issue of the Garfield Treasury that was out at the time (I liked them better than the usual books cause they were in full color) as long as I also picked out a proper novel too.
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    I remember these and also the RIF (reading is fundemental) program they had when I was in grade school where you'd be able t pick out a free book once or twice a yr. Barbara Bush started that program in the 80's but I don't know if they still have it for kids today.
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    The elementary school I work at had our book fair last week! The kids love to go up there and buy things!
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    I remember book fairs a lot. My Elementary School had them every year. Some of the books I remember getting were The Official Pokemon Handbook, It's Thanksgiving (poem book with audio cassette), The Magic School Bus books, and a poster that I still have on my wall.

    My Middle School had them on occasion. I remember I got a Calvin and Hobbes book there.

    I also remember RIF. I had it in Elementary School as well as Middle School.
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    Oh man, I LOVED book fairs. My mom would give me like 10 bucks and I would buy a book or two and a bookmark. I also liked those book order forms our English teacher would give out.
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    Good thread!

    I remember the librarians would always get all a-titter when Book Fair time came 'round.

    On the day(s) of the book fair, it was always cool to see the musty old library transformed by those modular shelving units filled with glossy, hard-spined new books.
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    My mom was stingy. She generally wouldn't let me order books because she said, "you can check out books from the library." I go to my son's bookfairs and by books as presents. In spring they have a clearance sale book fair where books cost between $1 - $3. I get a bunch of books then.
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    I loved book fairs. I bought all kinds of books mostly arts and crafts.
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    Oh yes! Those book fairs.

    We also would order books and the money would go towards MS. They were MS Read-a-thons. People would sponsor you and the people with the highest amount would win prizes!

    Ah..elementary school days! So many years and years ago!
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    I loved our book fairs. I remember once I got a story book that was some Transformers rip off. But I didn't care. It had robots that transformed, and that's all that mattered. It wasn't even GoBots. I need to go over to my parents' house and see if they still have it. I also remember the Scholastic book orders. One of the greatest days in elementary was when I got my 1989 Guinness Book of World Records from the book order.
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    I also remember how at the time, it was such a big deal when bookfair time came around. Doesn't seem that way now, or maybe I've just outgrown the types of books they'd actually sell. :p

    Used to be mad dashes (quite literally) for Goosebumps at my school. I remember picking up the last remaining copy of the new Goosebumps book ('One Day At Horrorland' - sad that I can remember that, lol) off of the shelf, and being annoyed that the librarian wouldn't let me have it right away since it was the last one. Certain posters and items had to be re-reserved, as well, due to popularity.
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    Wow, you took me back by bringing up book fairs. I forgot about those. Do they still do book fairs?
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    Well, yeah they still do it at the school my oldest kid goes to.
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    wow. i was actually thinking about elementary book fairs the other day.

    i miss them.
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    Me and my friends usually stole the books. We took a bunch of Simpsons comics and pc games & stuff.
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    Quote by Falcor
    Did your elementary school and/or middle school have them? A few times a year, one at a time, classes would get to go down to the school's library/media center, and there would be books, erasers, bookmarks, posters (Oh, but you must have a poster with adorable little kitties or racecars on them, or you just weren't COOL! ), and sometimes a few other items for sale. I remember it was always a really big deal at the time, and I'd usually end up buying something. I also remember that the media specialist would always make us sit on the floor and start lecturing us about not running, taking turns, and going over what they had for sale before we were allowed to actually go look (like you didn't know after sitting there for that long what you wanted anyway. The carts were what, 10 feet away? lol).


    my school had book fairs and Used book sales i loved used book sales because book were about a quarter each and at the end of the day they all gott dold for a dime each !
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    Last week, my Community College that I currently attend had a book fair. I bought 2 books from there; a learn to draw book and a Mad Libs book.
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    I remember book fairs...I loved them Usually our class would go down on the first day and make a list of all the books we wanted and the prices, then we'd take it home to our parents. In my case, my parents would look it over and say, "You can get one," even though there were like, five that I wanted. Also I was never allowed to get posters, only books. You were really 'cool' if your parents allowed you to get one of the big ten-dollar science experiment kits that they sometimes had. I really liked just going down there and looking at all the books, and picking one up occassionally and flipping through it. Good times...
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    I forgot all about book fairs, the Goosebump books were VERY popular back then. this makes me wanna go back to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade again hehe.
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