Use our Books on Tour program to add award winning titles from all over the country to your book fair. Even if you are using another book fair provider, you can still add the Books on Tour flyer to help provide a healthy alternative to the commercial titles they feature.



Blue ribbon brings the fun of reading to your community.



Blue Ribbon was founded to meet the needs of your organization. We focus on great books at great prices. Because we aren't a multi-billion dollar marketing company, we don't steer your families into the books we want them to buy. We just find great books from great publishers and bring them to your location.


BLUE RIBBON MAKES NATIONAL NEWS!


We do all the set up, all the pack up...and when you say no junk, we listen! Find something on the fair you don't like and we'll take it back with us. We set up as close to the start of the fair as possible, since we know space is at a premium. Plus our carts are easy to move, in case you need to change locations during the fair.

Whether you have a little space or a lot of space, we'll make it work!


Our profits are the best, and the most flexible, offered. Take cash, select book profit from the fair, order online, bank Readola Rewards or for the best deals visit our Blue Ribbon Book Barn (by appointment only). Don't worry, there's almost zero paperwork involved to wrap up your fair, we just ask that you help promote the event in the days leading to the set up and keep the interest rolling until the last day.


Blue Ribbon Reading serves a dual purpose – promote literacy and raise money for our community non-profit partners.
Money raised by our events fund library projects & provides resources not otherwise budgeted in these challenging times. Literacy is encouraged by literally surrounding kids with thousands of books (fiction and non-fiction) in a fun environment where multiple generations gather to find books that they love.
Literacy encourages a healthy mind, and research shows that healthy minds are the gateway to healthy bodies.
Blue Ribbon is proud to open the doors of new worlds to future leaders under the cover of a new book. We are also proud to partner with companies that share our mission of encouraging education – the nutrition of mind and body.


Treasure hunt

Treasure Hunt brings the widest variety of titles, authors and publishers of any book fair, anywhere. Book Fair Treasure Hunts bring an adventure of discovery with titles for the whole family!


Best of all, almost every book on the fair is discounted off of the retail price, meaning there's lots of fun for everyone!


The best publishers are all there, and so are award winning titles. Like popular characters like Star Wars, Legos and American Girl?...you'll find those. Best loved categories like family & friendship, animal stories, biographies, dinosaurs and science discoveries are all there. reading levels for all ages are present, so no one is left out.


Whether you have a little room, or a lot of room, the Treasure Hunt is the best choice for most schools; and totally different than what you've done before.












blue ribbon select

Select Book Fairs adds an element of the Treasure Hunt with the ability to choose specific categories and titles. Working on a theme for the year? We can find those categories. Want to make sure a particular author is represented? That's okay, we work with every major publisher, and have access to almost every title published in America.



custom Fairs

Just like the name says...totally customized to meet your goals and requests. Unlike Treasure Hunt and Select Book Fairs, Custom Fairs are all table top. You choose the categories and titles, we'll set it all up and run the event for you. We even accept preorders online, and extend that year round for future sales. We only accept a limited number of Custom Fairs per year, so please contact us right away for scheduling information.



Better than BOGO

How about a Buy One Get One Free Fair that pays you back? Our Better Than BOGO Fair offers discounted books and pays your organization back!


Contact Us to find out how we customize events to meet your schedule, content and age requirements.


WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE BLUE RIBBON FOR YOUR SCHOOL BOOK FAIR?


  • SERVICE - FROM SET UP TO CLEAN UP, WE DO THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR YOU. NO VOLUNTEERS TO HELP? NO PROBLEM!


  • PRICES - UP TO 75% OF OUR TITLES ARE MARKED DOWN FROM RETAIL, MAKING THIS EVENT ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE.


  • PAGES FOR ALL AGES - BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL BOOK FAIRS ARE A TRUE FAMILY READING EVENT, WITH HUNDREDS OF TITLES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS. AWARD WINNERS LIKE REBECCA CAUDILL, BLUESTEM AWARDS, AND MONARCH AWARDS, PLUS NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS AS WELL.


  • YOU HAVE A CHOICE - COMPETITION IS A POSITIVE FOR YOUR SCHOOL AND ALL SCHOOLS.


  • PROFIT - WITH A WIDE RANGE OF OPTIONS TO PICK FROM, WE CAN HELP YOUR SCHOOL ACHIEVE THE GOALS THAT YOU HAVE SET.  HUNDREDS OF TITLES TO PICK FROM FOR YOUR BOOK PROFIT, AND NO MiNIMUM AMOUNTS FOR CASH PROFIT.


  • WE LISTEN - A BLUE RIBBON BOOK FAIR IS DESIGNED WITH YOUR SCHOOL IN MIND.  WE GLADLY WELCOME SUGGESTIONS FOR CATEGORIES AND AGE GROUPS.  AND BECAUSE WE DO THE SET UP, WE'LL TAKE WITH US ANYTHING YOU DON'T WANT ON YOUR FAIR.


  • INDEPENDENT - BLUE RIBBON IS NOT OWNED BY A PUBLISHING COMPANY, SO WE CAN SELECT THE BEST TITLES FROM ALL PUBLISHERS.


  • CREAtIVITY - WE SELECT OVER 300 NEW ITEMS EVERY SEASON.  ADD THAT TO OUR COMMITMENT TO BRING YOU THE BEST CHILDREN'S TITLES OF ALL TIME, AND IMAGINE THE EXCITEMENT!


  • LOCAL FOCUS - AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY, OUR FOCUS IS ON LOCAL SCHOOLS, AND WE SUPPORT THE LOCAL ECONOMY.  OUR COMMITMENT IS TO YOU, OUR NEIGHBORS.