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AUGUST 8, 2018

Follett Expands Its Book Fairs to Include PreK-1, Middle School


Company Builds on Success Attained in First Year, Continues to Increase Offerings

MCHENRY, IL — Follett today announced its bustling one-year-old book fair business is expanding for the 2018-19 school year to offer fairs focused for early childhood (PreK-1) and middle school (grades 6-8). Follett Book Fairs launched a year ago on a regional basis with fairs designed especially for K-6 and K-8 schools.

“Our ability to build solid product offerings for specific segments such as PreK-1 and middle schools is a direct result of the success we’ve had in our first year partnering with educators and parent groups,” said Tony Hopkins, Senior Vice President, Follett Book Fairs. “With our strong commitment to literacy, we are gratified our book fair business has been met with an overwhelmingly positive reaction.”

Hopkins added the early success will allow Follett to accelerate its timetable to expand into major metropolitan markets in the country. Last April, Follett announced its book fairs were expanding into Texas, with a specific focus on Dallas and Houston.

Betsy Sierra, library media specialist at Eagle’s Landing Middle School in McDonough, Ga., is thrilled to hear Follett Book Fairs are offering specific events for middle school.

“When I first heard Follett was getting into the book fair business, I quickly investigated having a Follett Book Fair at my school,” Sierra said. “Follett has always been my favorite vendor to work with. Customer service, quality of product, and attention to detail are their hallmarks. I feel confident in having a Follett Book Fair because I know the products will be of the highest quality, and should any issues arise they will be handled in a professional and timely manner. I am excited to begin this new book fair adventure with them!”

Because of its existing partnerships with thousands of publishers, Follett Book Fairs are able to offer a vast selection of books for early education, elementary, and middle school students. Moreover, Follett encourages participating schools to be closely involved with product selection, allowing for customization for their unique needs and demographics.

Hopkins said school librarians interested in hosting a Follett Book Fair during the 2018-19 school year should visit the website (FollettBookFairs.com) or call 877.857.7259.

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