Book Fair Updates and the return of Book Collections!


  • Mark your calendars and spread the word! The RPPS Book Fair team will hold a series of Book Collection times now and over the summer for you to dro
  • p off your gently used children’s and adults’ fiction and non-fiction books ideally packed in boxes similarly sized to wine boxes (items we don’t accept (complete list): please no textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, puzzles or any non-book items). Drop off location will be the Rockcliffe Park Library parking lot. A team will be there to help unload your boxes.
    • 9 June (Thursday) – 16:00 – 19:00
    • 11 June (Saturday) – 10:00 – 14:00
    • 23 June (Thursday) – 16:00 – 19:00
  • Visit the website to see all book collection dates:
  • NEED A CURBSIDE PICKUP? If you have a large donations and would like the Book Collection team to pick up from your house directly, please send an email to and indicate # of boxes.


  • We need you! Immediate need is for 4-6 people to go and help load and unload boxes from a location in Kanata to RPPS over a few hours on June 11. If this is of interest or whether you would like to be a part of the Book Collection team overall, please contact
  • WHAT IS RPPS BOOK FAIR? Do you want to volunteer for other roles? Check out this link to learn more! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:


The Committee is focusing on a return to an in-person Book Fair in November 2022. Anyone interested in being part of this event please message to find out more.


The Book Fair Swag campaign has ended and items will be available for collection mid-month. Actual date to be confirmed in a few days. Items can be picked up at the end of year party or a pre-arranged pick up location.


We are FINALLY having an in person Book Fair party! John, our Sponsorship Manager, will be inviting us all to a garden party this month. Exact date to be confirmed in a few days.


Urgent! Volunteers Needed! Book Collecting Begins Soon!

Hello wonderful Book Fair Volunteers! A lot of changes are happening quickly at Book Fair and we are preparing to begin book collecting once again!

This is an exciting time for the Committee but we are very short on volunteers to help with the massive influx of books we are expecting. Please contact us today if you can help with book drop offs, book bin emptying, book sorting and transportation.

The current jobs will require volunteers who can lift boxes of books and carry them into the storage rooms.

Email today and let us know if you can help. Work may begin in as little as a week’s time so this call is extremely urgent.

Thank you all for supporting Book Fair! We’ve missed you and look forward to seeing you. Please note that all Book Fair volunteers must be fully vaccinated to volunteer in person (2 doses of COVID-19 vaccines recognized in Canada).


Join us for our next Book Fair Meeting May 2nd!

Although the school year is coming to a close, we are hoping the Book Fair Committee will be busy once again.  We are in the process of planning out how the next Book Fair will look.  AND WE NEED YOUR HELP IN FILLING CRITICAL TEAM ROLES!Several long-time members of the Committee will be leaving the school in June and we need more RPPS parents to attend our meetings and learn about how the Book Fair operates and how you can help.  If you can spare one hour or one hundred hours – we have a role for you.

Contact to participate in our next meeting (via Google Meet) on May 2 at 7pm. 

Please note that the link is not made public for safety reasons. You must request it at least one hour prior to the meeting.  Once the meeting has begun it is difficult for the Chair to be conducting the meeting and answering messages. Thank you for your understanding.

We have updated our Team roles and you can find out more about volunteering with Book Fair here:

and check out our fun Recruitment Video:

Agenda can be found here:

Please consider joining us to learn more about Book Fair and find out how you can be involved in ensuring the future of this incredible fundraiser as it heads into its 61st year.

Thank You for Supporting the Virtual Sale!

Thank you to everyone who support Book Fair by making donations and buying our surprise bags! A complete report on our Festival can be found HERE.

For anyone who ordered Book Fair swag – we will be following up in February, orders will be available in March. We will have to wait and see how we’ll do pickups at that time.

Surprise Bags to be picked up Dec 4 & 5 ONLY!

Hello Book Fair Customers!

A reminder that books will be picked up outside of the Rockcliffe Park Field House at 276 Buchan (at the top of the RPPS playing field).  You will not be invited inside the Field House.

There will be a table set up at the door of the Field House and volunteers will be there to confirm your order. The surprise bags will be brought out to you.  

Even though you will be outside, out of respect for our volunteers please be wearing a mask when you arrive.  They will all be masked.

Pickups will either be:
This Saturday, December 4th from 1pm to 4pm OR

This Sunday, December 5th from 1pm to 4pm.

There are a few surprise bags left to buy.  Our volunteers cannot make change but if you would like to buy an additional bag or two you can pay cash.  The price is still $10 per bag.  There will be money jars for you to put the cash in.  Volunteers will not handle the cash.

Thank you so much for supporting Book Fair and we really look forward to seeing you and saying Hello!

Thank you for supporting Rockcliffe Park Book Fair!

Book Fair’s Virtual sale wrapped up on until Nov.29th. It was a huge success thanks to YOUR support!

You can still visit the online store to buy a limited edition t-shirt, reuseable bag or to make a donation to help out with Book Fair 2022!

(Book Fair merchandise can be picked up in the spring.)

If you bought one of our Surprise Bags, don’t forget to enter our contest! Share your books on social media and use our hashtag – #BookFairHaul for chances to win $50.00 in Book Fair Bucks for the next live and in-person sale November 2022!

Thank you for helping to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Book Fair!

Virtual Sale of T-Shirts, Bags and Books!

The Virtual Book Fair book sale will start November 15 and run for 2 weeks. Keep checking the website for details on the sale and all of the 60th Anniversary activities.

You can order your 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Book Fair Swag now!

You can also make donations in the shop!

Money for Book Fair items goes towards the anniversary Storytelling series and the prep for the 2022 in-person Book Fair!

Thank you for your continued support of Rockcliffe Park Book Fair!

New Community Group Established to Help Book Fair!

We have FANTASTIC news.  A new community group, called “Friends of Rockcliffe Park Book Fair”, have stepped in to help coordinate and manage the sorting of the books for our 60th anniversary virtual sale.  Please note that this is a community group, not part of the Book Fair Committee or school council, and not sanctioned by or affiliated with Rockcliffe Park Public School or the OCDSB.  As such, it is not covered under the school council insurance (important for us to make that disclaimer).

If you wish to help sort the books for the virtual sale, and the class book shops, please contact  You can also join their Facebook group

Thank you for supporting Book Fair and helping celebrate the 60th anniversary of this amazing school fundraiser and community event.

I ❤️ Book Fair! 60th Anniversary November 2021

The Rockcliffe Park Book Fair is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this November.

Due to continuing restrictions at RPPS, we will go VIRTUAL!  Exact details on how we’ll celebrate the 60th anniversary will be shared in the coming weeks, so please keep checking our website.

We’re interested in YOUR Book Fair memories, past and present!  Have you attended in the past? Have you volunteered? Did you or your parents attend RPPS and now have a child in the school? Please contact our Chair, Joni Hamlin, at, with memories, photos, and fun Book Fair tales. We’ve created a 60th Anniversary Committee and would love you to be involved and help with the planning.

Thank you for donating books to us on Saturday, July 10!

Thank you to everyone who came out to drop books off to us on Saturday. The response was incredible and the book drive was very successful.

We will try to do a few more over the summer so keep checking the website for updated information.

The Book Donation Bins at the school WILL NOT be open during the summer. DO NOT DUMP BOOKS THERE.

Book Drive Saturday, July 10

Book Fair will begin taking book donations on Saturday, July 10 from 1pm to 3pm. Drop off details can be found here: There are restrictions on what we will take. See info here:

The Book Donation Bins at the school WILL NOT be open during the summer. More drop off days and times will be announced. We are also looking for volunteers to help sort books throughout the summer. Get in touch to find out more!


Book Fair: 60th Anniversary

Book Fair will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary in November 2021. The Committee is hard at work, liaising with the School to determine how we can recognize this special year. Stay tuned for updates over the summer. Community members are invited to sit on the 60th Anniversary Committee and we would welcome your input! Please contact us for more details.