RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair

The RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair began in 1982 and provides funds for the RISD Council of PTAs. Proceeds from the bookfair support scholarships for graduating seniors and continuing education for teachers, in addition to supporting our local PTAs.  

Council Delegates from local RISD PTAs coordinate the collection, sorting, and delivery of gently used books and other items such as DVDs, CDs, original VHS movies, comic books, board games and video games. It takes the effort of volunteers at all levels of local and council PTAs to make this project the successful fundraiser and community service that it is.  

Collecting Books for next year!

The Used Book Fair will resume collecting books from participating local PTAs in the fall, but if you or someone in your neighborhood doesn't want to wait that long, feel free to reach out to Ronson Page to arrange for a Spring or Summer drop-off. See below for a list of what we can / cannot accept.


Thank you again to everyone who helped make this year’s Used Book Fair a success!




What we can / cannot accept.


Below is a list of suggested items we are happy to accept - thank you!


Please remember to categorize your book.


Local PTAs, please put your books / items in a banker's box.


Question? Contact Ronson Page.


Children's Books (Board, Fabric, Oversized Books, Elementary Readers, Capter Books, Storybooks, series)
Young Adult Fiction & Non Fiction

Audio Visual / Games / movies / music / CDs, DVDs, Blue Ray / VHS movies (no home recordings) / records (LP's) / Software / Books on CDs/ Video Games
Business Books
Comic Books
Childcare & Parenting
DIY / Home & Garden books (sewing, household repair projects, crafts)
Fine Arts
Foreign Language
General Fiction hardback & paperbacks
Health & Fitness
Self Improvement
Romance Novels
Specialty Books (coffee table books, antiques/ rare books, autographed books
Travel related books


What we don't accept:


Please note, we do not accept cassettee tapes, magazines, pamphlets, coloring books, badly torn or dirty books, books without covers or National Geographics magazines.


Questions? Want to donate books?  Need a donation receipt? Contact 4th VP Used Book Fair





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