Virtual Book Fairs Basics
How do I know I am shopping from my child's school's Virtual Book Fair?
You will see the school's name and address on the landing page before you enter the Virtual Book Fair to shop. Once you are in the Virtual Book Fair the school name will appear at the top lefthand corner of the page.
Can I shop Virtual Book Fairs for two different schools?
Yes! Just make sure that you visit the link each school provides you separately and enter a separate order for each Fair. You can tell which school's Virtual Book Fair you are shopping by the school name in the top lefthand corner of the page.
How do I contact Customer Service?
You can reach us by email at VBFcustomerservice@scholastic.ca
For more details, please visit our Customer Service page.
Book Fair Rewards
How does my child's school earn Book Fair Rewards?
Every order you place earns Book Fair Rewards for your child's school. After the Virtual Book Fair ends, all purchases for your child's school will be totaled and the Book Fair Chairperson will receive a certificate for the school's Rewards.
When will my school receive the Book Fair Rewards from my order?
After the Virtual Book Fair ends and all orders for your school have been totaled the Book Fair Chariperson will be mailed a certificate for the Book Fair Rewards earned.
Why do I need to create an account? Why can't I checkout as a Guest?
Can I use my Reading Club or Classroom Essentials account to shop from a Virtual Book Fair?
No, you must create a new Virtual Book Fairs account for this site.
Can I make changes to my order after it is placed? Can I cancel my order?
No, once your order is submitted it cannot be modified or cancelled.
Can I place an order and have it sent to my address?
In rare instances where orders are to be shipped to the home, please note, shipping charges will apply. For more information, please speak to your Book Fair Chairperson.
Do prices include taxes?
Prices displayed in the Virtual Book Fair are pre-tax. Applicable taxes and shipping charges will be calculated during checkout.
Shipping & Handling
What is consolidated shipping?
After feedback from schools across Canada, we have created a shipping program where all orders will be sent directly to the school. This allows us to provide free shipping, making Virtual Book Fair shopping more accessible to all families. Some restrictions may apply.
How do I check my order status online?
You can see a list of your orders and their status on your Account page by clicking on your name in the top righthand corner of the page.
When will my order be delivered?
Your order will be delivered to your school within 5-7 days of your Virtual Book Fair ending. Contact your Book Fair Chairperson for information on when and where you can pick up your order.
Can I track my order?
Yes, you will receive an email to notify when your order has shipped.
Can US customers order from a Virtual Book Fair?
Anyone is welcome to place an order from Virtual Book Fairs, but delivery is limited to schools in Canada.
Who do I contact if something is wrong with my shipment? (eg. An item is damaged or something is missing?)
Please reach out to Customer Service at VBFcustomerservice@scholastic.ca and we will be happy to help you.
Can I return my Virtual Book Fair purchase?
Your complete satisfaction is our #1 priority. If for any reason you want to return an item you ordered, we will be happy to give you an exchange or refund.
For more information on how to process a return, please visit our Shipping & Returns page.
If I have to return something do I pay to have it shipped back?
Yes, returns must be shipped prepaid. For more details on how to process a return, please visit our Shipping & Returns page.
Can I drop off a return at my child’s school?
No, returns cannot be processed through your child's school. For more details on how to process a return, please visit our Shipping & Returns page.
What payment options are available?
We accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), and Visa Debit.
When will my Credit Card be charged?
Your credit card will be charged at the time you place your order.
Guide to Technical Issues
How do I switch between two different Virtual Book Fairs?
To change from one Virtual Book Fair to another, you must navigate to the unique Virtual Book Fair URL provided by your school and enter the second fair using the "Shop Now" button.
If you notice that your browser is redirecting you to the first fair, you may need to clear the cookies and cache of your web browser or open the second fair in a different browser.
How do I clear the cookies and cache of my web browser?
If you notice certain items on the webpage are not refreshing or updating, you may need to clear the cookies and cache of your web browser. To clear the cookies and cache, use the History tab in Chrome and Firefox, the Safety tab in Internet Explorer, and the Preference tab in Safari. You can discover detailed instruction by visiting your browsers' Support site.
What browsers does your site support?
Virtual Book Fairs runs best on the most recent version of any of the following browsers:
Apple Safari for iOS
Google Chrome for Android
About Scholastic Book Fairs
What is a Book Fair?
Each Scholastic Book Fair is like a mini travelling book store: it brings the latest and greatest children's books right to you!
Every book on your Scholastic Book Fair, whether in-school or virtual, is specially chosen by our team of Product Managers. And every book purchased at your fair earns rewards your school can use to help put great new books and resources in your classrooms and library.
A Scholastic Book Fair is a literacy event for the whole community! Your community can demonstrate its dedication to literacy by participating in your school’s Virtual Book Fair and sparking the love of reading.