How to Survive the Book Fair

Welcome back Winged Wonders! I’m sorry I didn’t post on Thursday, school and life got the better of me. But, I’m back! Yay!

If you go to any school, chances are you have a book fair. It may sound simple. You buy books and you read them. Wrong!

Book fairs are so much more complicated than that. It can be hard to pick out books you want or not get distracted by posters and other things like that. That’s why I created this book fair survival guide, full of things to keep in mind while shopping at one.

1. Prep

If your teacher give you a certain amount of time, chances are you can’t just go around smelling the roses….I mean looking at books. You need to be prepared. Think about how many books you want/need and average the price of each book. I would say bring no more than $30.

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Also, if you have time when you get to school to look at the books, do it. You can get ideas about what books you want to buy when it’s time. You can be in-and-out so to speak if you know what you want to buy. This saves loads of time and makes you less stressed.

2. Make Good Decisions

This is can be hard. I mean, it’s like…PRETTY SPARKLY STUFF!

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Who cares about books? Guys, it’s called a book fair. Not a rainbow eraser or a emoji notebook fair. The idea is to buy books. So do not, I repeat so not, spend all of your money on posters and chocolate themed calculators that you don’t actually need.

If you want to buy a book, buy it. If you don’t, don’t. Remember, it’s money spent. So, just spend it wisely.

Another thing along the lines of this is buying the right book. Buy books you want to read. Don’t buy the book that your friend is buying, or the really hyped book. Buy the book you want.

3. Spend Your Money Wisely

Buying 5 posters and 3 sparkly pencils are not what the book fair is about. Actually, that could actually be considered a waste of money. You will probably have regrets about that. But, if you buy 2 books and a poster, than it’s very unlikely you will have too much regret.

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Oh, and the series that they put together in nice little packages are very expensive. You don’t need to spend all of your money on them at once.

Whenever you consider buying something, think:

Will I like it?

Do I somewhat need it?

Is it really overpriced?

How will my parents feel when I bring it home?

These things will help keep you in balance and help you decide if you really need it.

Things To Remember

  • Sometimes, you can buy books for a cheaper price elsewhere. You don’t need to buy the book now.
  • Somethings that look like junk are actually just junk *Gasp*

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  • You might not like your books for very long. Most of the books I am giving away came from the book fair.
  • It’s not the end of the world if you don’t buy anything. Really, it’s not. Sometimes you just won’t find anything and that’s okay.

Well, I hope you found this little survival guide helpful. I feel like the GIFs just made it all better. Peanuts is awesome guys. #Snoopyrepresent

Do like the book fairs? Did you buy books from your book fair? Do guys like Peanuts comics (The correct answer is yes)


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7 thoughts on “How to Survive the Book Fair

  1. I usually don’t buy stuff at the book fair because i feel like i’m being judged… like the people there mostly aren’t actually readers, just student who are getting the most popular books to be cool. at a real bookstore, everyone is a true reader who won’t judge fellow readers. 😃 i’m gonna get one book this year though. 😁

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