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Potomac Book Fair
The Potomac School Book Fair is one of our oldest and most treasured traditions. The Book Fair features a sale of gently used books donated by and for our community. Proceeds fund the purchase of new materials for the school libraries.
Save the Date!
November 14-17, 2022
Monday, November 14
Tuesday, November 15
Monday, November 14
Tuesday, November 15
There are many ways that you can support the
2022 Book Fair
Volunteer to sort or sell
The Book Fair needs you! Sorting and selling are great opportunities to meet other parents and reminisce about your favorite titles. Please volunteer here.
Ashley Walde ‘94
Donate your used books
There are several ways and days you can bring books to campus. Look for details in upcoming PawPrints for details on donating your gently used books.
Buy at the Book Fair
The Book Fair will run from November 14 - 17, 2022 with Lower School and Middle School classes shopping with their homerooms at assigned times and IS/US kids shopping during lunch blocks or scheduled breaks.
You will receive additional information about your homeroom’s assigned shopping date and time through your teacher.
Students are limited to purchasing up to 10 books at $1/per book during their first class visit to the Book Fair.
Parents may purchase books during volunteer shifts and on Wednesday, November 16, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, and on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 8:00 am to noon.
Purchase new books for Potomac’s libraries!
Help support our school libraries by purchasing new books that will go directly to each of our three libraries (LS, MS/IS and US). Parents can include a dedication along with their donation if they choose by using the message section in Amazon.
Michael Granger Library - Lower School
Arundel Family Library – Middle/Intermediate School
Engelhard Family Library – Upper School
SHARING THE LOVE OF READING
Potomac's Book Fair tradition extends to our local community through book donations given to partner organizations across the DC metro area. K-12 student leaders, including 3rd grade, 4th grade, 6th grade, and US Service Learning Clubs, selected children's and adult book donations to various community organizations.
Potomac has a rick literary tradition. Below are some books written by our alumni
Becoming FDR tells the story of the years when Roosevelt’s genius was made, when, at the age of 39, his life was turned upside down by polio. The illness that ravaged his body seemed the certain end of his political career. Instead, polio remade FDR, creating the man who would lead his country through the Depression and World War II. You can purchase the book here.
Understanding Bollywood: The Grammar of Hindi Cinema – This book offers an introduction to a genre that has a massive fanbase but is often misunderstood by critics, and provides insight on topics of political and social significance. You can purchase the book here.
The Man Who Loved His Wife – Whether in Tel Aviv, suburban New Jersey, or the Deep South, the characters who populate this book of short stories grapple with God, their loved ones, fate, death, hope, Hitler, transcendence, and the 4,000 year old history of Judaism. You can purchase the book here.
10 Hidden Heroes – This seek-and-find book from New York Times best-selling author Mark K. Shriver helps kids develop counting skills and learn how to be heroes in their everyday lives. You can purchase the book here.
A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver – After a lifetime searching for the path to his father's success in the public arena, Mark turns instead to a search for the secret of his father's joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose. You can purchase the book here.
Fightnomics – Part Freakonomics and part Moneyball, Fightnomics is a statistical spotlight on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the fighters who compete in the Octagon. You can purchase the book here.
Wall of Wonder: Cornell Women Leading the Way in Science, Technology, and Engineering – This book celebrates Cornell University alumnae who have made significant impacts on society through science, technology, and engineering. You can purchase the book here.
In the Flow: Passion, Purpose, and the Power of Mindfulness – New theories in the science of mindfulness, revealing how simple practices are able to help remove roadblocks to health and happiness. You can purchase the book here.
Antebellum – A thought-provoking novel about African-American culture seen through the eyes of a famous rapper who is transported to the days of slavery and forced to experience it firsthand.
You can purchase the book here.