RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair 2023

February 9-14, 2023

New location: 616 South Sherman Street, Richardson, TX 75080


(Just north of Spring Valley, on the same block and same side as Sara's Market & Bakery)
Please note new closing time of 4:00 pm for Sunday, February 12!
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 & 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.  
Items we cannot accept: books that are badly torn, dirty, or missing covers, or any magazines, pamphlets, coloring books, library discards, or cassette tapes. Thank you for understanding! 
Watch this fun clip to see a sample of what we have to offer this year at the used book fair! 


Our Sponsors Make a Difference! 

The Richardson ISD Council of PTAs would like to thank the following organizations and families who have signed up to support the 41st annual Used Book Fair as sponsors. Your sponsorship helps us cover event expenses and benefits scholarships for RISD high school seniors and teachers. We appreciate your support!

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



Our Council Used Book Fair Chairs and volunteer helpers are hard at work sorting the next couple of weeks at our new Sherman location. Volunteers are also needed to help at the event. Used Book Fair Dates are February 9-14. Click here to sign up.


Local PTAs, don't forget! As part of your committment, your unit is responsible for helping solicit volunteers. Please use the following link to sign up your  recruits: https://tinyurl.com/UBF23Volunteers


Thanks for supporting this important Council Fundraiser that provides scholarships for RISD high school seniors and teachers!


 RISD Local PTA Unit Information and Forms


In case you missed it: 2023 PowerPoint training presentation: Click here to download


February 3-6: Delivery and Set Up


February 9-14: Used Book Fair Sale


2023 Used Book Fair Forms

Used Book Fair Collection Ideas
Used Book Fair Intent to Participate 2023
Used Book Fair Tally Sheet 2023
Used Book Fair Disbursement 2023

Used Book Fair Disbursement Form / Tally Sheet Combo 2023
Used Book Fair Sponsorship 2023




Download Bookfair Graphics


Used Book Fair Poster (English)

Used Book Fair Poster (Spanish)


Used Book Fair flyer color (2 per page) English

Used Book Fair flyer color (2 per page) Spanish


Used Book Fair flyer black & white (2 per page) English

Used Book Fair flyer black & white (2 per page) Spanish


RISD students can use these bookmarks to get a free book when they attend the bookfair!
Used Book Fair Bookmark full page (English)
Used Book Fair Bookmark full page (Spanish)


Used Book Fair logo - English (web)

Used Book Fair logo - Spanish (web)


Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I donate?

Please feel free to reach out to the PTA of your local school. Each local PTA has a representative who is handling the bookfair process for their school. Click here for a list of local PTA contacts.


What Can I donate?


Below is a list of suggested items we are happy to accept - thank you! Please put your books / items in a banker's box if you are local PTA.


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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Thank you for serving as a member of your 2022-2023 Local PTA Executive Board! Every local Officer and Chair must register with the Texas PTA so that they can communicate with you on important updates throughout the coming year.