In 2017 we introduced our very first school Book Bus to complement our Book Fairs. They're a fantastic way for schools to earn free books for their libraries and classrooms, and create a really engaging and exciting experience around books and reading with students.
Once you've booked your free Book Bus visit, you'll be sent an organisers pack with all the info you need to make the visit a success and sell lots of books! It includes flyers and posters and a complete guide to get you ready.
On the day of the Book Bus visit, the bus will turn up at the school and park in a pre-agreed spot. The driver and team will get set up ready to welcome students, parents and staff on board. They'll run the event for you, taking payment for any books (by cash or card) and ensuring everyone finds what they are looking for.
To make sure everyone gets a chance to browse the books, we recommend each class going on the Book Bus one at a time, and opening before or after school for parents to enjoy too.
Your school will earn commission on all sales from the Book Bus which you can spend on books at Book People. You can earn:
- 10% commission on sales up to 499 pounds
- 15% commission on sales over 500 pounds
E.g. if you sell 500 pounds worth of books you will receive 75 pounds in commission! You can spend it online through your schools account at Book People.
Our fleet has grown significantly and we're now covering the following areas, with new territories taking bookings, and others coming in September:
If your area isn't covered, and you'd love to have a Book Bus visit your school, call our friendly schools team on 0345 606 4288 today and let them know you want one! And, in the meantime, you can always host a Book People school Book Fair, which run across England, Scotland and Wales.
If you would like to find out more about having the Book People Book Bus visit you school, you can get in touch with our friendly schools team by email or telephone using the details below:
- Telephone: 0345 606 4288
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other questions about our school Book Buses, we've a comprehensive FAQ guide and our team are always happy to answer your questions, simply give them a call today!