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Big Book Boost: Your FAQs

Woohoo! Big Book Boost is here. We're so excited to be getting more brilliant books into the hands of children across the UK by boosting schools' book budgets. 

We want to make sure it’s as easy as possible for you to take part - whether you're a school or whether you're a book lover whose order will qualify to donate a big book boost. So, we've answered your burning questions below...

What is Big Book Boost?

Big Book Boost is our new fundraising scheme to help schools across the UK nurture a lifelong love of reading in students of all ages. Every time you spend 10 pounds or more with us online, we'll donate 1 pound of OUR money to a school of your choice to spend on books.

What do I have to do?

When you place an order over 10  pounds online, select your school of choice at the checkout and we'll handle the rest. If the school you want to donate to hasn't signed up for Big Book Boost yet, let them know! All they need to do is set up a School Account with us to start receiving their Big Book Boost donations. They can find out more here

The school I want to donate to isn't on the list, what do I do?

Tell them! We've let as many schools as possible know about the scheme but if your local school hasn't signed up yet, let them know. All they need to do is register for a School Account with us to start receiving their Big Book Boost donations. 

What can the schools spend it on?

Schools can spend their Big Book Boost on anything with a hand-picked icon on our website or in our catalogues. This is our way of getting exciting new books to into the hands of children across the UK and spreading the joy of reading. Unfortunately, we aren't able to allow the use of additional discounts or promoted prices with Big Boost spend. Schools simply select their books online, add them to their basket and choose to pay with commission at the checkout.

How do schools access the money donated to their school?

Simply log on to your School Account and check your commission tab for live updates. You can spend whatever amount is logged there – and don't worry, you have 12 months to use your commission from the date it is logged. Plus we'll remind you in plenty of time before it expires!

How else can schools spread the word?

Why not encourage your students to come up with inventive ways to spread the word? They could write an article for your newsletter, have a stand at your next open day or even tell people all about it at their next parents' assembly! 


If you have any further questions about Big Book Boost then feel free to contact our friendly Customer Services team on 0345 602 3030. We hope you're as excited about Big Book Boost as we are. Join us on our mission to get the UK reading!