The Scholastic Book Fair Is Coming to PS 87: Nov 8-15

The Scholastic Book Fair Is Coming to PS 87 
November 8-15th, 2019

Our Beloved PS87 Scholastic Signature Book Fair is coming to PS87 from Nov. 8-15 and promises to be a spectacular literary event! 2,000 titles will transform the school into a wonderful popup bookstore that will take our reading enthusiasts on amazing reading adventures. The success of the fair relies on the enthusiasm and generosity of our community. We thank you in advance for your help in making this event a huge success.

We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair!

Book Fair Times:

Friday, Nov. 8th – 11am-6pm 

Tuesday, Nov 12th – 8:30am-6pm

Wednesday, Nov 13th – 8:30am-6pm

Thursday, Nov 14th – 8:30am-8pm

Friday, Nov 15th – 8:30am-4pm


Our classrooms love to stock up on new titles and refresh their well-used libraries from the amazing selection at the book fair. Families are invited to purchase gift certificates that will be distributed between the classrooms and library. We are One Family Under the Sun and the gift certificates will benefit the entire school!  

The deadline to purchase classroom gift certificates has passed, but you can still buy for the main Library.

Go Cash-less with E-Wallet

Scholastic now makes it easy for students to buy books during the fair charged directly to your credit card. Simply visit our Scholastic Book Fair homepage, scroll to the E-Wallet section, and follow the prompts to set up an account for your child. If possible, please print the receipt that will have your child’s name, account number, and the amount they have available to spend and send this to school with your child. We can also look this up for them at the fair but it will be helpful if they have it on hand. 

Of course we are still happy to accept cash! On the day of your class visit, please send your child with the cash in a re-sealable envelope with your child’s name, class, and amount of money enclosed.

Most books range in price from about $6 to $20, not including tax.

We must collect NY states sales tax of 8.875% on every purchase.  Please make sure to calculate this expense when sending money with your kids for their class visits.

We need lots of volunteers to help us make this pop-up book a success.  Please join us to set up, restock, and help our children choose from an extensive variety of reading adventures. There is nothing like the feeling you get from helping a child find a book that will inspire them, make them smile, and discover the love of reading. It is a true joy to volunteer at this event!

Click here to volunteer.


Each Class will have the opportunity to visit and shop at the Book Fair during the school day. Your teacher will let you know the date and time of your class visit.

MASCOT DRAWING CONTEST (Deadline is Wednesday, November 6)
Our annual PS87 Mascot Contest is back by popular demand! All PS87 students are invited to participate in this fun contest! Tap into your creativity and design the most imaginative, fun, and loving mascot for our Book Fair. All mascots will be displayed in the school lobby during the Book Fair. Completed entry forms can be returned to the box on Officer Ayala’s desk. Deadline to submit your entry is Wednesday, November 6th. Please submit only one entry per student. 

  • The winning Mascot will be featured on a bookmark distributed school-wide and will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at the fair. 
  • Runners up will be included on the bookmark and will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at the fair.

All for Books

We will once again be participating in the All For Books program. Through this program, our families can help purchase books for the classroom libraries for our partner school, PS242. Every dollar we contribute to the All For Books program will be matched by Scholastic. Please consider contributing to this program in the following ways: 

  • Encourage your children to round up their change with e-wallet purchases
  • Encourage your children to drop their extra coins into the All for Books box at the cash registers with cash purchases
  • Buy a book at the fair to be donated to PS242
  • Drop a donation in the All for Books box at the cash registers
  • And new this year – Make a contribution to All for Books when you buy a classroom gift certificate

ONLINE BOOK FAIR (November 3rd – 16th)

If you cannot make it to the fair, you can always visit us at the PS87 Online Book Fair from Nov. 3-16, 2018. You can choose from thousands of books.

This is a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping! Purchases via our online Book Fair will be delivered to your home.  

For any questions, please email

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