Our Books

All of our fairs come with rolling book cases. The number of cases varies based on your anticipated sales, space available and your grade span. We work with your school to build a fair that will best match your needs and wants.

Our books are affordable: Every rolling case has a Great Value Shelf with books for $2!

Meet Charles and Sherry Crane

The Cranes have been providing great book fairs to the schools of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee for over 30 years. They started their small home business working as a contractor for the original book fair provider, School Book Fairs, until, like in many other businesses, a few large corporate competitors moved into the market, buying up the small independent providers and industrializing their offerings.

Charles and Sherry went out on their own with their own book fair company, Crane Book Fairs.  Working together with media specialists, the Cranes have grown their business into a successful enterprise with over 20 employees and have firmly established a reputation for delivering quality, personal service. They have raised their two children while helping put hundreds of thousands of books into the hands of the children of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee while returning critical funds to the schools.  

At Crane Book Fairs, we are dedicated to and enjoy providing children across Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee with the best book fairs available.

Downloadable Resources

From a Plan Your Fair checklist to printable signage, we’ve gathered dozens of downloads to help make our book fair simple and profitable.



Yes, we provide rolling book cases to ALL our fairs.
We have an increasing cash profit scale that begins when a school’s total sales reach $1,200; they earn 20% cash or 40% book profit.
Yes; in your planning kit, we will provide you with a quantity of fliers for you to send home with your students to alert your parents that your book fair is coming.
Yes, every rolling case has a special shelf of $2 titles, and we send you additional boxes of further reduced items so that all children can afford to purchase a book at your fair. Plus, most of the regular items on our fairs set at a reduced price.
We constantly add new titles from all children’s publishers. Our fairs are current shipping with the largest new release book list we’ve ever presented.
Yes, we will set up your fair EVERY TIME or, if you prefer to set up certain components, just let our Crane Team driver know. We want to accommodate your needs. We will also arrive and pack up your fair on your pick up date.
Unlike some book fair providers, all of our fairs are delivered by a Crane Book Sales Inc. employee who has been fully trained and background checked. We DO NOT use drivers for hire (temporary personnel) or rental trucks. Our Crane Team Drivers deliver and pick up every fair.
Your fair should be delivered by 11:00 am on your delivery date noted in your planning kit package. Typically, pick up is one week later on the same day of the week; however, if your school has specific scheduling needs, please just let us know as far in advance as possible.
We determine the number of cases based on your previous sales. Your fair will contain several thousand books. We pack each case so that titles overlap allowing your fair to look full and fresh even as you begin selling to your students.
Yes, we do carry items such as posters, bookmarks, diaries, activity kits, pencils, erasers and some novelty items. While these items can truly assist in your total sales, we recognize that ultimately it is your decision about what items are appropriate for your school. You can choose not to sell specific items or let us know in advance if there are some items that you do not wish to have on your fair.
Yes, every fair comes with a cash register. Let us know if you will need more than one. We also carry credit card machines!
Yes, they are delivered with your fair.