It’s Book Fair Time!

book fair

Dear Saklan Community,

It’s (virtual) book fair time!! Need to escape your life without leaving your house? Tired of reading the same book to your children night after night after night? Then head on over to

Rakestraw Books is an independent bookstore in Danville, CA and they are hosting Saklan’s (virtual) book fair. They have literally thousands of titles, suitable for children and adults of all ages.

IMPORTANT: To order, simply fill your shopping cart with as many books as you want, then put the word “Saklan” in the coupon code box and click “apply to order.” This is the only way for Saklan to get credit for your order.

You filled your cart? You put Saklan in the coupon code box? Okay, now click “checkout.” At checkout, you will have two shipping options: Standard Shipping (this amount will change depending on how much you order) and a 99 cent pickup option.

IMPORTANT: The 99 cent pickup option only appears if your order is over $25. If your order is under $25 and you wish to use the 99 cent pickup option, please put PICKUP in the comments section. Your total will be manually adjusted once it is received by the bookstore.

Once a week, or once every other week depending on how many orders we get, all “pickup” orders will be picked up from Rakestraw and taken to Saklan. You will get an email telling you your order is ready for pickup and you are then free to come by Saklan at your leisure and pick up your new goodies.

Please share the virtual book fair with friends and family members! Saklan will receive 10% credit for all orders placed between now and the end of the school year so the more people who order the more Saklan will benefit. Just remember, you must write SAKLAN in the coupon code box for Saklan to benefit.

In the next couple of weeks, we will also be releasing teacher and library wish lists. These will be lists that the Saklan faculty (teachers and specialists) and library association would love to have for their classroom or available for checkout. All books purchased from this list, by Saklan community members, will be donated directly to the teacher (or library) for use in his or her classroom. You are welcome to buy books from any teacher’s wish list; you are not restricted to purchasing books only from your child’s current teacher’s wish list.

As the academic year comes to a close, we will also be sending out suggested summer reading lists. With the libraries closed indefinitely, purchasing some books from these lists will be a great way to round out our book fair and give your children some great summer reads.

Questions or comments? Feel free to contact Tara (aka Kaylah’s Mom) at

Thank you!


Author: The Saklan School Friday Blog

The Saklan School is a private Pre-K through 8 school located in Moraga, CA. Our mission is to think creatively, act compassionately, and live courageously.

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