September 27, 2023

Books on Books on Books

Feb. 25, 2023

Remember those glorious days of book fairs in elementary and middle school? Where hundreds of new books would magically appear in the gym or a classroom or the library? Brilliant Books of Traverse City is putting some extra spin on that magic with their spring book fairs at Traverse City and Kalkaska schools. Not only do they bring the books—and do all the set-up, staffing, and tear-down—but they also donate 25 percent of each book fair’s sales to the school’s classroom and library collections. Last fall, Brilliant Books returned to hosting fairs after they were put on pause by the pandemic, and the 2022 fairs raised over $7,000 for NoMi schools, including Eastern Elementary, Long Lake Elementary, West Middle School, and Birch Street Elementary. According to Caitlin Marsh, the director of events and marketing for the bookstore, Brilliant Books is hoping to raise $10,000 this spring. Learn more at (and figure out how to get your school involved) at


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