Book fair

December 3rd, 4th and 5th

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 through 6pm each day. It opens at 3pm on Tuesday, and 7:30am on Wednesday and Thursday.

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, and Maya’s Blanket.

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.

As of the end of October, the signing schedule is:

Tuesday 3:20-5pm
Monica Brown

Wednesday 3:20-5pm
Monica Brown and Deborah Freedman

Thursday 3:20-5pm
Monica Brown, Jerry Craft and Jazzmin Imani


Time to clear your bookshelves! If you’re not going to read it again, donate it to the Gordon Book Fair!

Drop books under the bell tower November 4 – 26
Children’s books 
Adult books 
(in good condition)

Travel guides 5+ yrs old 
Reference materials 

In boxes, please! (bags fall apart)
Questions? Contact Cynthia Ragona


The Book Fair runs on volunteers!

Sign up for a shift at

Book signings

Monica Brown
The thirteenth annual Karla Harry Visiting Author
Wednesday and Thursday 3:20-5pm

Jerry Craft
2019 Kirkus Prize winner for New Kid
Thursday, 3:20-5pm