Goodbye, Harleysville Books

It is with great sadness that I announce the closing of my beloved bookstore, Harleysville Books. While our events and book clubs are extremely popular and routinely sell out, our day-to-day traffic and sales do not support the ever-increasing cost of doing business in today's world. Over the past year, the store has become more of a "showroom" for those looking for reading suggestions who then choose to purchase the books from other vendors. It is my sincere hope that those who have enjoyed shopping with us over the past 11 years will stop in during the next few weeks to share their memories and say, "Goodbye." Please stay tuned for details about our final days.

Stephanie

Book Fairs

Book fairs are a fun and profitable way to raise money for your Home & School, Friends of the Library, PTO or other school programs. We bring the books directly to you and set up a mini-store, complete with the very best new books for both young readers and adults. A percentage of all sales go to benefit the school, so this is a great time to buy gifts for the whole family!

Our children's book experts can create lists of favorites by classroom, or do special "book talks" to individual classes or to parent groups. We can also help arrange for local authors or illustrators to visit the school either before or during the fair to help boost book sales. Your book fair is also a great time for parents to donate books to the library or classrooms.

Book sales tend to increase when parents are aware that a locally owned, Independent bookseller is providing books for your book fair, rather than a huge corporation. Shop local! We also provide you with a password protected, chip ready safe credit card option to increase sales.

Does putting on a book fair at your school seem like too much work? Do your think there just isn't the space at your school to stage such an event? Our store location hosts in-store fundraising shopping days. Basically on designated days you bring the party to the store and 20% of everything purchased will be donated to the school. Yes it really is that easy!

For more details about our Book Fair Program, contact Stef at stef@harleysvillebooks.com.