We understand that during these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever to get kids reading and learning. We are offering virtual book fairs for schools in NYC to keep home libraries stocked! If your school is interested in a book fair program that could support the teachers, students, and our independent neighborhood bookstore, please reach out to Emily at emilyw@mcnallyjackson.com. In the meantime, check out our customizable virtual book fair template here.


Q: What does McNally Jackson Virtual Book Fairs offer? 

A: Either send us a list of titles you’d like to see on your school’s book fair page, or we can recommend titles for you. We will create a webpage unique to your school! This can include teacher recommendations or curriculum lists organized by grade, class, faculty picks, as well as featuring student book recommendations and content for students and teachers.


Q: How does the fundraiser partnership work? 

A: We will make your book fair online, and 20% of the fair’s earnings will be paid back to your school at the start of the next school year.


Q: How will the books be delivered?

A: Books will be shipped directly to homes! For orders under $50, flat rate shipping will be $3.99. Orders over $50 will be shipped for free.


Q: How long will it take for the books to be delivered?

A: We are working hard to process online orders as quickly as possible. Most orders are leaving our stores within 3-5 business days.


Q: How far in advance do I book a virtual fair?

A: We can have your school’s virtual book fair ready in just two weeks!


Q: How many days can the book fair last?

A: This is up to you! We can keep your book fair site live for a few days, a week, or several weeks.


Q: Can we incorporate other virtual events into our virtual book fair? Author live streams, etc?

A: Yes, email Emily to discuss ideas!


Q: Who selects the books for the fair? 

A: We would love to work with you to put together a list of titles tailored to the unique needs of your school. Please send us a list of titles, authors and themes you’d like to see represented at the fair. We’re happy to integrate information about your school, student body or learning mission into the site. Just let us know how we can best represent your school.


Q: How do I get started?

A: Email Emily, our Book Fairs and School Outreach coordinator, at emilyw@mcnallyjackson.com. She would love to discuss your book fair needs, and will set you up with a checklist and kit of everything you need to know to run a successful book fair with us!