Book a Tara Book Fair
We would like to introduce you to our Book Fairs.
Try our new easy to run Online Book Fair or have a Tara Book Fair at your school.
Tara Book Fairs
We provide quality children’s literature, with a strong emphasis on Irish published books. We stock a range of award winners, Irish language, non-fiction and lots of other exciting books.. We carry a small range of reasonably priced sticker books. Bargain books from .50c, so every child can afford a book, all of a good literary standard. As a rule we don’t sell novelty items. Bookmarks, posters, hair-braiding, bracelet making or filo faxes are not supplied
The school receives a generous commission on sales:
– 50% in free books or
– 20% in cash.
Tara Online Book Fair
Our new Tara Online Book Fair carries the same great books and commissions.
How does it work?
We will provide a book fair catalogue in advance, one per pupil, posters and other promotional material that the school can display.
Then we send you an email to forward to parents that includes book fair dates, a link to the website and a password .
Generally the book fair runs online for one week. It can be run at any time of year and for any duration. It’s a good idea to include a weekend to accomodate working parents.
Our website is age graded with the relevant class, along with categories, we make it easy to choose. Searches can also be done by title, author or ISBN.
Ordering is simple, click on the basket of chosen book, continue shopping or proceed to checkout. At checkout there are options to pay by credit card, debit card or Paypal. No handling of cash necessary for school.
Parents do not need to register an account, they simply fill in their name, child’s name and teacher name.
There is no charge for delivery.
Books are bagged and labelled and are delivered to the school as the orders fill, with all books delivered by the following week.
And the great news, for every 2 books they buy your school gets 1 book for free!!
Have a Book Fair at your school
Prior to the Book Fair we will send a catalogue for each child and posters advertising the fair.
Cases of books are delivered on the Monday of Book Fair, with collection on Friday.
Children and parents can attend and buy at the Fair each day.
We are happy to restock during the week if necessary,
Children receive their books by Friday at the end of the Book Fair.
We promote and assist schools in arranging an author visit during Book Fair week. Part funding is available through Poetry Ireland, the cost to the school for a visit is €100, we can assist you with your application Poetry Ireland can be contacted at 01 478 9974 or www.poetryireland.ie
Poetry Ireland are now assisting authors and schools to visit via Zoom.
If you have a visiting author we also provide 2 copies of the author’s books free of charge for teachers to review in advance of the visit and any posters or profiles we have. The author’s books will be available for sale at the book fair and as part of their visit authors are usually happy to do a signing.