Russell Books is excited to team up with local schools across Victoria to host school fairs! We love to see a passion for books being passed onto the next generation of young readers. If you are a teacher, librarian, or school administrator, read on for more information on how our fairs work.

Moving School Fairs Online

Here at Russell Books we are passionate about reading and literacy, and getting affordable books into the hands of those who need and want them. We believe that reading and storytelling are an essential part of children’s lives, and that the magic of the school book fair is an exciting and special way to impart a passion for books in young people. 

We love bringing our books to school fairs all over the Greater Victoria area! Because of COVID-19, we can’t come to your school in person this year. But don’t worry! We’re still here with a virtual school fair to bring our fantastic selection of books right into your living room.

School Fair participants can search our Book Fair website, and choose between having the books brought to their school (free option) or shipped to their home (some shipping charges may apply).

What to Expect

When you have a book fair with us, we want to make the process as smooth and easy for educators and librarians as possible. We want to accommodate your needs and help in any way we can. One benefit of working with Russell Books is that we can customize your book fair selection based on parents’ and educators’ requests. We can build a personalized fair for your school, age group, and any literary focus that you prefer.

Our level of customization, our passion for providing affordable books, our wide selection, and our hands-on approach creates a unique book fair experience for your school. 

How to Get Started

The best way to get started with our school fairs program or to ask any questions you may have about the process or possibilities for a school fair, is to email us at All initial contact should be via this email address as it is our experienced school fairs team that field all inquiries and they are most prepared to answer your questions. 

Please include the following information in your email:

  • School / Library
  • Location
  • Age group
  • Any requests or questions about selection or specific books
  • Any other pertinent information or inquiries

Once we are in contact, we can get started planning your fair! Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

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