A good book transports us. Every year, Book Fair offers thousands of potential journeys – at remarkable prices!

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Come browse for fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, bestsellers and even board games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs and vinyl.

Book Fair Meet & Greet – Jan. 21, 2016

Planning for Book Fair 2016 is already under way! Join us for a Book Fair Meet & Greet Thursday, January 21st, 7:00 pm in the RPPS library to meet the Book Fair committee and learn how you can help right now:

  • Café Team – join the Café team to plan for Book Fair 2016, maybe even become the rep on Committee
  • Book Bin Team– help empty the donation bins, and sort and pack books from March to October
  • Accounting Team– work with experienced volunteers to develop efficiencies and manage cashiers
  • Children’s Team – help with student-related activities to support Book Fair
  • General Help – assist with occasional Book Fair tasks throughout the year—even just for an hour or two

This is a social evening – please RSVP to joni [at] hamlin.ca so we can be sure to supply enough food and drink for all.  Hope to see you there!

Book Fair’s rare edition of Paradise Lost sold – via Twitter

Book Fair 2015 boasted  a number of exceptional rare finds, including a 1783 edition of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.

Paradise Lost – 1783 – Valued at $600

Paradise Lost – 1783 – Valued at $600

On a tip from former RPPS parent and uOttawa English Professor Nicholas von Maltzahn, Book Fair Communications Coordinator Adrienne Blair reached out to Western University – via Twitter.

A few direct messages and emails later, the university library archives agreed to purchase the rare volume  for the asking price of $600 – plus shipping, of course. The 232-year-old book will be added to The G. William Stuart Jr. Collection of Milton & Miltoniana at Western University’s Archives and Research Collections Centre in London, ON.

That’s what we call #winwin.