Book fair

December 4th, 5th and 6th

This year, all the fun starts after Thanksgiving break. 

Browse thousands of new and used books
Check out the latest Gordon apparel and gear
Enjoy tasty snacks from the Book Fair Bistro
Honor teachers and other special people by donating books in their names to Gordon’s library

The GCA Book Fair is free and open to the public. It runs 7:30am to 6pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and 7:30am to 5pm on Friday.

New and used books are available, along with sweet and savory snacks at the Bistro, and plenty of Gordon Gear.

Monica Brown, this year’s Karla Harry Visiting Author, will be on campus throughout the Book Fair, running workshops in classrooms and presenting to each division. Ms. Brown is the author of the Lola Levine chapter book series and many award-winning picture books including Waiting for the Biblioburro, Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match, Side by side: the story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez and Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos.

The week will also include a number of other visiting authors signing books and meeting with students and adults, including Jerry Craft, creator of the Kirkus Award-winning New Kid, Gordon parent Rebecca Louise Carter, author of Prayers for the People, Deborah Freedman, a Gordon grandparent and author of the picture book Carl and the Meaning of Life, and Gordon grandparent Albert Nasib Badre, author of the memoir Looking West. Picture book author Jazzmin Imani will also be on campus, as a first visit to Gordon in anticipation of her work with second grade in the spring.

The signing schedule is:

Wednesday, December 4th 3:30-5pm
Monica Brown, the thirteenth annual Karla Harry Visiting Author
Rebecca Louise Carter, Gordon parent and author of Prayers for the People
Deborah Freedman, Gordon grandparent and author of Carl and the Meaning of Life

Thursday, December 5th
Monica Brown, the thirteenth annual Karla Harry Visiting Author
Jerry Craft, author of the Kirkus Award-winning graphic novel New Kid
Albert Nasib Badre, Gordon grandparent and author of the memoir Looking West
Jazzmin Imani, author of When Art is Loved


The book fair runs on volunteers