MCHENRY, Ill., Aug. 22, 2018 – As Follett continues its rapid expansion of Follett Book Fairs, the company today announced the launch of a new online storefront for students and parents, plus the debut of gift cards.
The storefront features the same great selection of books that early childhood, elementary and middle school students shopped for during their school's Follett Book Fair. The storefront gives parents and students an opportunity to preview available titles at an upcoming event and offers convenient online shopping after the fair.
Follett Gift Cards provide a new way for parents, grandparents, or anyone to support a student's love of reading. The gift cards can be purchased online and are designed for use at the student's Follett Book Fair. In the event of leftover funds, Follett Gift Cards have no expiration date and can be easily redeemed at future Follett Book Fairs or on the storefront.
"It is awesome Follett is coming out with the gift cards as I love watching students find their perfect books at the book fair," said Shannon Miller, teacher librarian at Van Meter (Iowa) Community School District, and Future Ready Librarian spokesperson. "These moments are what inspire our students and help capture their reading spirit. When families purchase Follett Gift Cards, students will be able to safely and easily purchase the books they find. I can't wait for our school's Follett Book Fair in October — sharing this new feature will be a big hit!"
Because of its existing partnerships with thousands of publishers, Follett Book Fairs are able to offer a vast selection of books for early education, elementary, and middle school students. Moreover, Follett encourages participating schools to select from specialty topics that add a customized flair aligning to their unique needs and demographics.
School librarians interested in hosting a Follett Book Fair during the 2018-19 school year should visit the website (www.FollettBookFairs.com), call 877.857.7259, or send an email to FollettBookFairs@follett.com.
To access Follett Book Fairs' online store, visit www.follettbookfairs.com/shop; to purchase gift cards, visit www.follettgift.com.
About Follett's PreK-12 Business
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
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About Follett Corporation
Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools more than 2,850 physical and virtual campus stores in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library and global retail markets.