We ❤️ our local schools! For nearly forty years, we’ve worked with schools, teachers, and librarians in a variety of ways to encourage and inspire young readers. And we’d love to work with you, too!
Through our connections with publishers, we bring amazing authors to schools where they can meet and connect with young readers. So far this year, we’ve brought authors like Kelly Yang, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, Dana Simpson, and more to local schools.
Normally, booking an author to visit your school can cost thousands of dollars, but a visit scheduled through Linden Tree is always free. In return, we ask schools to commit to a minimum book order (varies by author), promote the visit to parents online and offline, and prepare students and teachers by introducing them to the author’s work well in advance.
Email our school/event coordinator Mary Sheila McMahon at [email protected] to get on our educator mailing list and be notified when author visits are announced.
Promote a lifelong love of reading AND raise money for your school? It’s a win-win!
A family shopping night is held after our normal hours, exclusively for school families. It’s the perfect excuse for a party and often includes snacks/drinks in front of the store, storytime with teachers/librarians, and maybe an author visit (if available). At the end, we tally up the night’s sales and the school receives a percentage in either cash or store credit.
An in-store book fair includes a family shopping night as described above, but expands the potential sales window to an entire week. Families can visit at their leisure–after school, or even on weekends–and the school receives a percentage of the week’s total sales in either cash or store credit. We can also set up an online book fair so grandparents and other out-of-town boosters can contribute. Best of all, these type of book fairs require no volunteers… we do it all!
We have limited capacity for supporting in-school book fairs but we’re always open to ideas, especially for small pop-ups during on-campus events, such as science fairs and international nights. Email our school/event coordinator Mary Sheila McMahon at [email protected] for more information.
We can order books in bulk for your classroom or library at below list price and, often, at a lower price than a certain online retailer who shall remain nameless. Our selection also extends beyond the books we currently carry in the store–we can bring in paperback picture books, Spanish books, library hardcover editions, and more. Email [email protected] and we’ll figure it out together.
Does your classroom library need a refresh? Need some new read-alouds for storytime? Our bookselling staff consists of former teachers and librarians, parents, grandparents, and well-rounded book nerds eager to make recommendations across a variety of subjects and grade levels. Email [email protected] or come into the store and let’s talk!
Forget Amazon: now you can create a wishlist of books for your classroom or library through Linden Tree and our online partner, Bookshop.org. Just create a wishlist on Bookshop.org, select Linden Tree Books as the affiliate, add some books and your desired quantities, and then share your list far and wide! Read here for detailed directions.
All local teachers and librarians are entitled to a 10% discount on all in-store purchases (whether they’re for your classroom or not). You just need to be part of our customer rewards program and let us know during checkout that you’re a teacher or librarian. And on the last Sunday of every month, you get 20% off!