The Redwood Day PGA Book Fair

Monday, November 26, at 3 p.m., to Friday, November 30, at 12 p.m.

The annual Book Fair generates excitement about books, literacy, and reading. It offers opportunities for parents and guardians to witness our students' enthusiasm for books and to purchase books for family, friends, teachers, the Redwood Day Library, and classroom collections. Come by and shop during drop-off, at pick-up until 6 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

While the primary purpose of this event is to promote literacy, the love of books, and reading in our community, we also raise money for our school and our partner organization, BookShare. Last year, book sales totaled $30,576--an increase from the previous year--and we contributed $6,115 to Redwood Day!

Due to the generosity of the Redwood Day community, we were also able to provide $1,575 (a big increase from the previous year!) to Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project through our BookShare program. They used the money to purchase 241 new books, and they also received 123 used books donated by Redwood Day families. These books go a long way in supporting children in the Oakland community who do not have access to good books.

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


List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Who is invited to the Book Fair?

    Anyone, and the more the merrier. So invite your friends, neighbors, family members, and others from your community. They can all enjoy shopping while supporting Redwood Day.
  • Q: How can my child buy books at the Book Fair?

    Each Redwood Day class visits the Book Fair early in the week so students can make"Wish Lists.” Students can also visit before school and during recess. If you set up an account for your child, they can spend up to the maximum you have pre-paid. Alternatively, you can come in and shop with (or without) your child.

    You can set up an account online HERE and put money in for students to use. The idea is your child(ren) can have a "budget" to spend at the Book Fair and they don't need to bring cash. Any remainder from student accounts* at the end of the week are donated to the library.

    *Student Accounts must be set up by November 16.
  • Q: What is a Wish List?

    1. Student Wish List: All Redwood Day classes visit the Book Fair early in the week with their core teachers. At that time students will have the opportunity to create "Wish Lists" of books they would like to purchase. These lists will go home in their backpacks.
    2. Classroom Wish List: Redwood Day teachers and staff are encouraged to make Classroom Wish Lists to guide families who want to donate books to the school. These books will be available in the library and arranged by classroom--no need to search yourself.
    3. Library Wish List: If you would like to donate purchased books to the Redwood Day Library, look for suggestions on the table display near the cash registers.
  • Q: What is BookShare?

    Redwood Day partners with Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project to provide books for Oakland's school children. We will be collecting both money and gently used books during the week.
  • Q: What is Book Beat?

    Book Beat is a special event for the Middle School students and their families. It includes pizza a bake sale, speakers, and performances by the student rock bands. This fun Middle School event takes place on Wednesday, November 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gym. On that evening, the Book Fair will remain open until 8 p.m.

Book Fair Hours

Monday, 11/26

3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday, 11/27

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, 11/28

8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Thursday, 11/29

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, 11/30

8 a.m.- Noon