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Teacher and Librarian Resources

Welcome Teachers and Librarians!

BookPeople has been part of Austin for 50 years. For much of that time, we have worked closely with schools and libraries to support their needs and goals. We regularly go into over 80 schools a year across 5 districts to talk up books, feature authors, and promote a love of reading. We appreciate that you consistently call BookPeople for your event books, bookfairs, and other services. We love working with you.

While our current offerings have been adjusted for the 2020-2021 school year, to reflect current Coronavirus precautions, we still offer a robust selection of programs for schools to participate in.

Educator Discounts, School Accounts, & Bulk Orders

BookPeople extends discounted pricing to schools and libraries for bulk orders and school accounts. For more information, pricing, availability, and school accounts, please contact Meghan Goel at kids_buyer@bookpeople.com.

At this time, we also offer a daily 10% discount to teachers & librarians making any purchases of classroom or library materials in-store. Discount is applied at time of check out and a current school ID is required. Discount cannot be stacked with other discounts.

Personal Shopping / Collection Development

Our Children’s Book Buyer is available to recommend great new books from our collection for your school’s library. For an appointment, please contact Meghan Goel at kids_buyer@bookpeople.com.

Author Visits

Every school year, BookPeople is able to bring many authors and illustrators into area schools for exciting and dynamic author visits. We are pleased to work with schools, publishers, and authors to set up these great visits. Some of the amazing authors we’ve been able to take into schools in recent years include Jerry Pinkney, Dav Pilkey, Mac Barnett, Sharon Draper, Peter Sis, Cynthia Kadohata, Jon Scieszka, Kwame Alexander, and more.

While in-person visits have been out on pause, we are now able to offer virtual author visits for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are interested in more information about author & illustrator visit opportunities, please contact Annie Stubbs at annie@bookpeople.com.

Do you need books for an author that's visiting your school virtually? We are happy to help! For visits that are not set up through BookPeople, we do ask that you commit to a 20-book minimum. If you have any questions, please contact Annie Stubbs at annie@bookpeople.com.

BookPeople Bookfairs

Bookfairs are a great way to promote reading, encourage parent involvement, and raise money for your school. We serve schools in districts in and around Austin. Recently, schools in AISD, Eanes ISD, Pflugerville ISD, and Dripping Springs ISD have hosted bookfairs with us. We also do bookfairs for private and parochial schools.

We work one-on-one with organizers to create an event that’s unique to each school. We serve all grades, all reading levels, and all ages. Our bookfair fundraisers provide a 20% donation of all purchases to your school, classroom booktalking to build enthusiasm, personalized booklists, special author events and more.

While in-person bookfairs on school premises have been paused this year, we have developed a new online portal to facilitate these literacy events virtually. For more information about school bookfairs, please contact Ellen Greene at schools@bookpeople.com.

While we have offered to host bookfairs in our store in the past, please note that all bookfairs are running online at the current time. Please contact Ellen Greene at schools@bookpeople.com for more information.

Bookfairs information sheet. 

Field Trips

Our field trip program is currently on pause due to coronavirus precautions. We hope to re-launch it as soon as welcoming large groups safely into our space is possible again. Stay tuned!

Conferences & Events

BookPeople is happy to provide, and often discount, books for any author visit, conference, workshop, or other event where books are needed. Please contact Meghan Goel at kids_buyer@bookpeople.com for inquiries and quotes.