Time for Something Different?
Introducing – Larrikin Book Fairs
Larrikin School Book Fairs are curated to showcase home grown talent, sourced from all the good publishers, and of course some laugh out loud titles of our own. From picture books, junior & middle grade fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels there’s something for everyone.
Our school book fair range includes a budget selection, with books as low as $1.00 for those with limited resources, but won’t include those pencils and erasers we know you love so much!
How does it work?
User Friendly Admin
We’ve made our admin processes super simple so you won’t have to stress over unnecessary paperwork and book counting.
Each fair gets an Eftpos machine, posters, personalised digital invites, and wish lists. And… if you’re in the Melbourne metro area, your fair will also come with our really cool rolling bookcases!
Parents can now purchase Larrikin Cash for their kids to use at the book fair. It prints out like real cash so it’s very cool!
Oh, The Rewards!
As you know, book fairs are an excellent way to fundraise for your school / kinder, and we know it’s important for you to have an extensive range of products to use up your hard earned commission, so every product in our online store is available to you.
Our commission structure will be super simple – 40% of sales on your first fair with Larrikin, to be used across our entire product range. Commission will revert to 30% for subsequent bookings, with an extra 5% bonus incentive if you re-book within a month of your fair.
Here’s the feedback from our very first book fair…
I have been really happy with Larrikin as my choice of company for fairs. My sales are well up on the last 3 school book fairs with far more enthusiasm and positive feedback on this one. Consistent comments from parents and students is how much they prefer having it laid out on tables like a book shop rather than in cases. Teachers and parents are also very happy there is no novelty stationery, & I have only had about 3 students ask for it, so winning! $4500 as of this morning and at 40% commission with no expiry for your first fair with Larrikin, I’m happy. James has been more than helpful and is very flexible with delivery dates etc.
I will certainly be re booking with larrikin next year!
Carnaby Rise Primary School
Q. Are the titles offered reorder-able?
A. Yes absolutely, it’s your choice. If you want to take orders for items that sell out you can. (If it’s HERE, you can re-order it) If you choose not to, then that’s fine too.
Q. Will you be sending us an Eftpos machine?
A. YES (with a simple guide on how to use the thing)
Q. What are your prices like?
A. Think BigW prices. (Except you won’t find too much of what we offer at BigW) As one of the largest children’s booksellers to the education market, our buying power is very good, and we pass those savings on. For simplicity, we only have a few different price points too. They are; $1.00 / $2.50 / $5.00 / $7.50 / $10.00 / $12.50 / $15.00 / $20.00 & $25.00.
Q. Do I need to use book fair stock to spend my commission.
A. No, you can use your commission to purchase anything we sell. And there’s no expiry either. We will add your commission to your online account so you can spend it anytime you like.
Q. Do I need to count stock?
A. No, life’s too short! Counting stock is boring, so we don’t count it either.
Q. If you don’t count stock, how will you know if we steal it?
A. We won’t, so knock yourself out! 🙂 – On a more serious note… after 30 years in this industry, I think Australian educators are some of the most conscientious people alive. (James)
Q. Do you support Australian authors?
A. A big yes! Not only do we support Aussie authors, over 75% of Larrikin published titles so far are first time Aussie authors!! But wait, there’s more… We stock products from a broad range of Aussie publishers too, including small micro publishers. Did we mention we’re a fully Australian owned family business? That too.
Q. What’s Larrikin’s connection with Learning Discovery?
A. Larrikin House started as Learning Discovery’s publishing imprint. We are one and the same, and in 2021 we merged both businesses under the Larrikin umbrella, so we’re now simply Larrikin House.
If you have questions we haven’t thought of please give us a call on 1800 841 569
6 Easy Steps
Download our 6 easy steps to making the most of your Larrikin Book Fair here!
Our rolling book fair cases are here. Woohoo!!!
Book Your Fair Now
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Let’s get planning!