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
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. We have an excellent selection of bargain books from .50c, so every child can afford a book, all of a good literary standard.  As a rule we do not supply novelty items such as bookmarks, posters, hair-braiding, bracelet making or filo faxes. 

The school receives a generous commission on sales:
Commission is 50% in free books,
Or                     20% in cash.

>> View our current catalogue

Tara Online Book Fair

Our new Tara Online Book Fair carries the same great books and commissions.

How it works?

We will provide a book fair catalogue in advance, one per pupil, posters and other promotional material that the school can display.

We send you an email to forward to parents that includes book fair dates,  a link to the website, a username and password .

The book fair will generally run online for one week.  It can be run at any time of year and for any duration.

Our website is age graded with the relevant class to make it easy to choose, we also have categories that further assist. 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 for school.

Parents do not need to register an account, they simply fill in their name,  child’s name and class, teacher or room number.

There is no charge for delivery.

Books are delivered to the school the following week, packed in class order to facilitate easy handout.

And the great news, for every 2 books they buy your school gets 1 free book!!


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 Monday of Book Fair, with collection on Friday.

Children and parents can attend and buy at the Fair each day.

We restock during the week if necessary,

Children receive their books by Friday of Book Fair week.

Author visits

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 have a 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 author visit and any posters or profiles we have. The author’s books will be available for sale at the book fair and authors are usually happy to do a signing as part of their visit.

Call us on (091) 777005 for further information.