Book Fairs

Time for Something Different?

Introducing – Larrikin Book Fairs

Along with the great selection you’ve come to expect from Learning Discovery, Larrikin School Book Fairs are curated to showcase home grown talent, sourced from all the good Aussie publishers like Penguin, Harper Collins, Walker Books, Allen & Unwin, and of course all the laugh out loud titles from our very own Larrikin House.

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 $2.50 for those with limited resources, but won’t include those pencils and erasers we know you love so much!

You can check out the current range HERE (The range will soon be migrated to the store on this site rather than the Learning Discovery site.)

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!

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 35% for subsequent bookings.

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!
Louise Moore
Carnaby Rise Primary School


Q. Are the titles offered reorder-able?

A. It’s your choice. If you want to take orders for items that sell out you can. (If it’s on our website, you can 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; $2.50 / $5.50 / $7.50 / $9.50 / $12.50 / $14.50 & $16.50.

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.

Q. Do we need to count stock?

A. No, 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 honest & conscientious people alive. (James)

Q. Do you support Australian authors?

A. A big yes! Not only do we support Aussie authors, over 80% 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 is Learning Discovery’s publishing imprint. We are one and the same. In early 2021 we’ll combine both businesses under the Larrikin umbrella, so Learning Discovery will become Larrikin Learning. (If you think this is confusing, it’s because it is. – There’s nothing wrong with you)

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

Complete this simple enquiry form and we’ll be in touch to discuss the details of your Larrikin Book Fair.

Let’s get planning!