Aidan Book Fair at Politics & Prose

We are thrilled to announce that it is once again time for the annual Aidan Book Fair! This beloved Aidan tradition is a wonderful opportunity for our families and friends to support the school, while also promoting reading as a fun and enriching activity for our children. In addition to stocking your own bookshelves, participants have the ability to purchase and donate books to the School Library and/or to The Homeless Children's Playtime Project, a DC-based organization that provides safe, trauma-free playtime experiences for children experiencing homelessness. 

There will be (yay!) one or two Aidan parents in the Children’s section to help you find books and to give you Aidan bookplates. We will not be collecting books at the store, so if you purchase books for the library, please bring them to school the following week. The bookstore also asks that we limit our socializing while in the Children’s section; please relocate to the coffeehouse if you want to have a lengthy chat.  

Please contact Nell Stewart, Librarian, or Jahanna Schwab, Director of Communications & Events, if you have any questions! 


When is the Aidan Book Fair?

Sunday, October 23, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 

Where is the Aidan Book Fair?

Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW. There is parking both on Connecticut Ave. as well as in the lot behind the building. All Politics & Prose locations will be participating, but our volunteers will be at the store on Connecticut Ave.

Why should I go to the Aidan Book Fair?

To Shop! 20% of book sales at Politics & Prose will go to support the school. You can help the school AND get a head start on your holiday shopping. 

In order to get credit for your order, be sure to show our BOOK FAIR FLYER at checkout (both digital and paper versions are accepted)!

To Donate! You can purchase books to donate to Aidan's school library and/or The Homeless Children's Playtime Project, a DC-based organization that provides safe, trauma-free playtime experiences for children experiencing homelessness. 

The Homeless Children's Playtime Project has identified toddler books as a specific need for their community. To view a list of Toddler books compiled by Aidan's Librarian, Ms. Stewart, click here. Additionally, to view a list of Toddler books that are currently in stock at Politics & Prose, click here.

To donate books to HCPP after Book Fair, simply bring the books to Aidan on Monday, October 24—the day after Book Fair!

Ms. Stewart has also included some guidelines for families interested in donating books to the Library below.

Aidan Library Guidelines

Any purchases for the library are appreciated and welcome! We love to get books that you or your child particularly like and want to give to the library. If you want some suggestions though, here are categories of types of books that we can particularly use:

  • Fiction for new readers: the I Can Read series and the Ready to Read series are examples of these types of books. Get on the Ice, Mo! by David A. Adler and My Pet by Megan Borgert-Spaniol are some ideas.
  • Picture books and new reader books about dinosaurs, and nonfiction books about dinosaurs, ocean mammals, reptiles, bats, rabbits, and horses!  
  • Graphic novels for Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary ages. Hicotea: A Nightlights Story by Lorena Alvarez, and Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel are some ideas.

Volunteer at Book Fair

As Book Fair is a community event, we need community involvement to make Book Fair a success! If you're interested in serving as an in-store volunteer for Book Fair, sign up for a time slot using the link below.

Volunteer at Book Fair

We hope you can participate in this year's Book Fair!

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