onsite book fairs

If you are planning a book fair, choose to partner with the best!


Since 1993, Bookworm Central onsite book fairs have been known for being different and distinctive. Each year, we collect and review book fair data to help us customize product selections and improve our range of services. We believe that careful attention to customer interests contributes to an event that is well attended, appreciated and successful.

Bookworm Central onsite book fairs are available to any organization within 90 minutes of our Manassas warehouse. For customers up to three hours away, we are able to offer our onsite fairs if three or more schools can coordinate their book fairs at the same time. We invite customers from farther afield to take advantage of our exclusive Virtual Book Fair service, which allows families to access and purchase the full range of our book fair offerings via the Internet—and every virtual sale earns profits for your organization.

Program Details

  • Once you request a book fair with us, we gather information on your school or organization and work with you to prepare a booklist that meets your unique requirements.
  • You may choose to have your books packed in boxes, or in a combination of carts and boxes. We will provide you with an itemized listing of the entire inventory and ship the books to you.
  • After the completion of your fair, your book fair information is returned into our system so that we can review the data and prepare for your next fair.
  • Should you like to review your sales, we will provide an itemized sales history at your request.
  • Hosting an onsite book fair in conjunction with another well-attended event in your building is highly recommended.

Program Benefits

  • Can be held whenever your community is most likely to purchase items for their children.
  • Provides access to a carefully curated selection of children's books, educational games, and learning resources.
  • Puts our years' worth of book fair experience, pedagogical research, and literary expertise at your disposal.
  • Earns your organization cash proceeds from every sale, no strings attached.
  • Requires minimal coordination on your part.
  • Guarantees partnership with an innovative small company that places quality and service before profit.

Register for an Onsite Book Fair today!

Our philosophy

We believe that good literature has the power to provoke thought, spark imagination, and shape character. It reinforces the concepts essential to civilized society: courage, compassion, integrity, goodness and gratitude. Books bring these gifts to life, helping children develop inner resources that can be drawn upon throughout their lives.


“With Bookworm as our Book Fair vendor, I know the selection of books will be high quality in every regard.In fact, I feel confident enough in this to allow Norwood Middle School students to count any book purchased at our Book Fair as part of their summer reading requirement.” Sue Gail Spring, Head Librarian, Norwood School
“Bookworm consistently offers our students an outstanding selection of quality literature. What other company previews each and every book in its collection?” Karen Kelly, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Alexandria
“We hear time and time again from parents and teachers that our fairs provide an excellent selection of quality books, both fiction and non-fiction. Valerie Van Note-Kreider, Bookfair Coordinator, Nysmith School
“The thing I appreciate most about Bookworm(besides their excellent staff and excellent responsiveness) is that we can almost customize our bookfair to suit the needs of our students, teachers and parents.” Jeanne Rucks, Wolftrap ES, Vienna VA
“Staff, parents, and students were all impressed and in awe of the quality and selection of books on offer. There was an excitement and buzz about the school all week. Children running to me with checks, reporting back to me that they had already finished the book they bought the day before, and often parents popping in more than once to purchase…. the POS system was a breeze. I trained different volunteers every two hours, each day, and it was very manageable to everyone.” Kristin Teeters, Librarian, British School of Washington