Book Fair weekend FAQ

Where is Book Fair held?

In Queen Juliana Hall (aka the Big Gym) at Rockcliffe Park Public School – enter at 360 Springfield Road. (No, it’s not even really a street address, but it shows you where to find the door to the Big Gym, which is around the corner from the school’s street address.)


How do I get there?

Walk or bike if you can! If you must drive, street parking is available along Springfield but please be considerate of our neighbours – the parking lot at the Ottawa Public Library and the Ottawa Police Service are for the use of patrons and employees only.

If you’re coming by bus, take OCTranspo route #6 Rockcliffe to the end of the line at Maple Lane. Then walk north up Springfield Road.


What payment methods do you accept?

You can pay with cash, credit or debit for both books and food. If possible, please bring your own bags.


Anything to eat?

Yes! Our Book Fair Café sells hot and cold drinks, baked goods and hot meals, including vegetarian options. (If you’d like to donate nut-free baked goods, please complete this form.)


Where does the money go?

Book Fair has been RPPS’ biggest fundraising activity for nearly 60 years. The money we raise goes towards:

  • Grandparents’ Reading Day
  • Author & Illustrator Workshops
  • equipment purchases and school improvements
  • student field trips and guest speakers
  • no-strings grants to area schools to support literacy programming and other needful projects