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, comic books, board games & 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.  
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used book fair training


We are in the process of uploading brand new UBF training, in the form of a 3 min intro video that demonstrates how to properly sort and box your books, as well as a totally revamped training slide presentation that drills down into the nitty-gritty.  And as always, you can reach out to Ronson Page with any questions.  Once each part is available, the links below will be live.


UBF Training 2024 intro video

UBF Training 2024 slide presentation Part 1
UBF Training 2024 slide presentation Part 2

UBF Training 2024 slide presentation Part 3


(The slide presentation is in three parts, due to upload size restrictions.  We call this a workaround, folks.)




FOrms for participating schools


Each year, schools that are collecting books for the Used Book Fair will need a few forms, to print & fill out & return to us at the Used Book Fair.  As the forms become available, we will upload each one here:


Intent To Participate

Tally Sheet

Disbursement Of Funds

2024 Flyer ENGLISH

2024 Flyer SPANISH


In addition, there are other printables will be available for schools:


Tax Donation Receipt (to give to individual book donors who may ask)

Bookmarks for Students ENGLISH

Bookmarks for Students SPANISH 

Ideas For Collecting Books


As these forms & printables become available, each one listed above will become a link to that form.



Collecting Books for THIS year!

The Used Book Fair is currently collecting books from participating local PTAs. Sign up to drop off books Wednesdays Jan. 10th-Feb. 2nd. Feel free to reach out to Ronson Page with any questions. See below for a list of what we can / cannot accept.


And thank you once again to everyone who helped make last 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, copy paper box, or smaller 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... DVDs, blu-ray / records (LP's) / Software / 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, this year we do NOT accept CDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, books on tape, magazines newer than 1980, pamphlets, used coloring books, badly torn or dirty books, books without covers, National Geographic magazines, Reader's Digest magazines, or Reader's Digest Condensed books.


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





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