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Book Fair 2019

Book Fair Shopping Hours

Monday, November 11
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Bar

November 11 & 12

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Muffins generously donated by:

Coffee service provided by:

(Cash or KOA accepted)


Family Night

November 11
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Walk-up tickets available that night - $15 each.

Dinner provided by:

Cupcakes generously donated by:

More About Family Night

Donate a Book to our Libraries!

Become a Friend of the Library by donating a book or other resources to one of our libraries.

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

Volunteer @ Book Fair

Parents: Want to volunteer to help with Book Fair? Please go to the parent portal, select the Volunteer Opportunities through SignUp Genius link, then select the Book Fair link.

Volunteer Here

History of Book Fair

The Kinkaid Book Fair was one of the many programs that headmaster John Cooper initiated in 1951 and expanded. This tradition, originally hosted in the school lobby, today takes place in the Melcher Gymnasium.

The event would not be possible without the dedication of Parents’ Association volunteers. Prominent visiting authors are invited each year, often signing books and meeting with students and faculty. A highlight is Family Night, a dinner and book shopping night for the Kinkaid community.

It has become a significant fundraising event, with proceeds going to support all three divisional libraries.


How do I know when my student will come through Book Fair?

The Lower School Shopping Schedule tells you when your student will visit Book Fair.

Can I shop with my student at Book Fair?

Parents are encouraged to come to Book Fair and shop with their student during their student's shopping time. Most students shop with a parent. All LS students must have a signed permission form in order to shop at Book Fair.

What if I cannot shop with my student at Book Fair?

If you cannot shop with your student, grandparents and special friends are welcome to shop with your student. Teachers also can help your student pick appropriate books. Please communicate with your student's teacher if you cannot be at Book Fair.

Can my student buy more than the number of books that I designate on the permission form?

No, not unless you are there shopping with your student.

What is a Friend of the Library?

A Friend of the Library donates a book or other resource to the library in honor of a student or a faculty/staff member. If you choose to honor a student, he or she will be the first student allowed to check out the book from the library.

What are Book Fair Bucks?

Book Fair Bucks are like gift cards for faculty and staff. They must be used during Book Fair the year they are given and cannot carry over to the next year.

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