The Redwood Day PGA Book Fair

Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 10
Our annual PGA Book Fair is a cherished Redwood Day tradition. Last year we had to pivot to a virtual-only model, and this year we are thrilled to bring back in-person shopping with a virtual option! For one week, the Little Gym (located in the Lower School building) will become a bookstore serving our book-loving community. The Book Fair provides an opportunity for parents and guardians to witness our students’ enthusiasm for books, as well as a chance to buy books for family, friends, teachers, the Redwood Day library, classroom collections, and  Oakland public school students. We are proud to offer books for all ages, including a well-curated selection of fiction and non-fiction for adults and teens, in addition to a substantial assortment of wonderful picture books, early readers, chapter books, graphic novels, and more for kids. 

In order to maintain our strict Covid safety protocols, students will only be able to shop by grade during the school day. Parents and guardians will only be able to shop in the late afternoon and evenings by themselves (and must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative PCR test taken within the 3 days prior).

For those who prefer to shop online or want to share the Book Fair with friends and family,  we will have the opportunity to shop at Books Inc.’s online store using a special Redwood Day code. By using the coupon code REDWOODDAY at checkout when shopping at www.booksinc.net between December 6 - 10, the purchase will be counted toward our Book Fair proceeds. 

While the primary purpose of the Redwood Day Book Fair is to promote literacy, the love of books, and reading in our community, we also raise money for our school and our partner organization, Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project. 

Please join us for one of Redwood Day's most beloved events!

FAQ

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What kind of books will I find at the Book Fair?

    Books of all kinds! We are proud to offer an amazing selection, including a huge assortment of great children’s books for young readers but also cookbooks, adult fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels, and young adult books, as well as books from amazing authors who are part of our own community. The Book Fair is a great time for gift shopping.
  • Q: Who is invited to the Book Fair? Where is it?

    IN-PERSON BOOK FAIR: Only Redwood Day students, parents, guardians, and staff will have the option to visit the Book Fair on campus. Students will shop once during the school week with their class, and parents and guardians are invited to shop anytime in the late afternoon and evenings (both schedules are located on the right). The entire Book Fair will be located in the Little Gym on the second floor of the Lower School Building. When parents and guardians shop, they can park in the main parking lot and should enter the fair through the gate at the back of the parking lot (next to the goats). There will be no access to other parts of campus and masks must be worn at all times.

    VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR: Everyone in our community is invited to shop online, so please spread the word to friends, neighbors, family members, and others. They can all enjoy shopping virtually while supporting Redwood Day. We have books for readers of all ages and interests. Consider it a pop-up bookstore for our entire community!
  • Q: How can my child buy books at the Book Fair?

    Each Redwood Day class/grade will visit the Book Fair once during the week so they can find books of interest to them, shop using the student account you set up for them, and add books to their personal wish list (you might see one come home in your child’s backpack). Please see the sidebar for the student shopping schedule. Lower School students will visit during Library class time, and Middle School students will visit during their Community Activity Block. 

    The easiest way for students to purchase books is by using a prepaid student account you have created for them. Alternatively, they can bring in cash or you can purchase books when you shop without them.

    You can set up a student account online HERE and put money in for your child(ren) to use. The idea is that they can have a budget to spend at the Book Fair so they don't need to bring cash to school. Any remainders from student accounts at the end of the week are donated to the library, although we do our best to make sure that students use as much of their account money as possible.

    Please be aware that student accounts must be set up by November 30.
  • Q: How much should I give my child for books?

    This is obviously a personal decision to make for your own family. However, this guide to typical children’s book prices might be helpful to consider when setting up your child’s student account: 
    • Picture books - $20 to $22 including tax
    • Hardbound books - $12 to $20 including tax
    • Paperbound books - start at $5.50 but average $9 to $14.20 including tax
    • Graphic novels - $12 to $14.20 including tax
  • Q: May I buy a gift certificate for a Redwood Day faculty/staff member, another parent/guardian, or a student who is not my child?

    Of course!  A gift certificate is an excellent way to show your appreciation for a member of the Redwood Day community. Click HERE to purchase a gift certificate!
  • Q: What is a Classroom, Library, or Student Wish List?

    Redwood Day teachers and staff are encouraged to make Wish Lists to guide families who want to donate books for specific school classrooms, or to the teachers personally. These books will be displayed at the fair and arranged by classroom--no need to search yourself. 

    Similarly, if you would like to purchase books for the Redwood Day Library collection, look for suggestions on the table display near the cash registers.

    Students will also have the option to bring home a Wish List if there are additional books they’d like you to consider purchasing for them.
  • Q: What is the virtual Book Fair coupon code?

    We are pleased to offer the opportunity for online shopping again at Books Inc. Sales using our special coupon code will support Redwood Day just like buying on location during the Book Fair does. You can use the code REDWOODDAY during the week of December 6 - 10 ONLY when you purchase books from the Books Inc. online store at www.booksinc.net. Please feel free to share the code with other members of your community! This is also a great way for you to shop for any books that you and/or your student(s) didn’t get at the in-person fair.
  • Q: What is BookShare?

    Redwood Day partners with Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project to provide books for Oakland's public school children. We will be collecting both money and paperback books during the week. You can make a donation to BookShare when you set up a student account or purchase a gift certificate, and you can purchase paperback books at the fair to donate directly to the project. Used books will not be accepted.

Parent/Guardian Shopping Schedule

(No students permitted)
Monday, 12/6 3:15 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/7 2 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/8 3 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, 12/9 3:15 - 6 p.m.
Friday, 12/10 2 - 5 p.m.



Student Shopping Schedule

(During the school day only)
Monday, 12/6 4A, 6th
Tuesday, 12/7 3A, 3B, 7th
Wednesday, 12/8 2A, 2B, 5A
Thursday, 12/9 KA, KB, 4B, 5B
Friday, 12/10 1A, 1B, 8th