The Green Valley Book Fair #sol17




The Green Valley Book Fair opened today and I have had this date circled on my calendar for weeks! I got up early (even though the Book Fair didn’t open until 10).  I first visited the Book Fair when I was an undergraduate at Mary Baldwin College because a professor recommended going at least once before graduating.  That was such great advice and I go the the Book Fair multiple times a year.

When I pulled into the parking lot, I could already feel the energy from all of the others who had also traveled to Harrisonburg on a quest for books.  The Book Fair didn’t disappoint and when I finally forced myself to the checkout line, I knew that I’d had a great book-buying day:) I’ve included a few pictures from the Book Fair and I highly recommend checking out this place!


One of the things that I love about the Green Valley Book Fair is that the organizers actively promote the Virginia Reader’s Choice program, which is sponsored by VSRA.  They already had books from the 2017-2018 list available, along with books from previous lists.

There were so many books for younger readers.  I love the Roscoe Riley series, so I stocked up on them.  We have one of these books in our classroom library and one of my new students seemed to enjoy it, so I can’t wait to share these books with him on Tuesday.

I really needed a second basket to hold all of my purchases.  I love The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., so I picked up an extra copy.  The Pete the Cat book is for my practicum student.  I found a couple of picture books that I think she’ll enjoy.  I think that will be a great present for her last day with us.  I also found several great books for a friend’s daughter who will be a first-year teacher in the fall and I can’t wait to give them to her next week.  I will admit going slightly over budget, but there were so many good books!

6 thoughts on “The Green Valley Book Fair #sol17

    1. wahooteacher Post author

      I think that they do keep the supply refreshed to a certain degree and they also seem to have a pretty extensive inventory. I’ve gone at different times during the window when they’re open and have been able to still get some great books even near the end of that window of time.



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