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When I am receiving my payment, may I take a portion of it in books and part in cash?
Does Backyard Book Fair charge sales tax?
What do I have to do for the book fair?
Will I need to have volunteers available to assist with the book fair?
How much do I need to make in my book fair to qualify for the 30% in books or 25% in cash?
Is Backyard just an elementary book fair, or do you have books for middle school?
Do you sell video games and other non-book items?
Do you primarily sell books about local history and folklore?
How much room do I need in my library to accommodate Backyard?
May I see some of the titles that will be available at the book fair?
May I call and speak with Backyard staff with any questions?
Q If my school would like to order several copies of one title, could Backyard order that for me?
Does the staff of the school receive a discount?
Is an author available to speak at my book fair?
Do you have books that would interest teaching staff and parents?
Does Backyard accept accept anything but cash?

When I am receiving my payment, may I take a portion of it in books and part in cash?

Yes, definitely!

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Does Backyard Book Fair charge sales tax?

Yes, we do. Tennessee law requires that sales tax be charged.

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What do I have to do for the book fair?

Feel free to participate in your book fair as much as you would like. Your involvement only increases your sales. All we request is that you distribute the student letters that we provide, and select the amount you would like in books and cash

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Will I need to have volunteers available to assist with the book fair?

No, we fully staff the book fair. However, we welcome your volunteers.

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How much do I need to make in my book fair to qualify for the 30% in books or 25% in cash?

There is no predetermined amount. You always will qualify for the 30% in books or 25% in cash.

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Is Backyard just an elementary book fair, or do you have books for middle school?

We are a full-range book fair. Our inventory includes books for Pre-K through adult. We can tailor the book fair to fit any school’s needs.

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Do you sell video games and other non-book items?

We do have a wide selection of video games and DVDs, we also offer non-book items such as pens, pencils, erasers, T-shirts, bandanas, flashlights, and other goodies.

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Do you primarily sell books about local history and folklore?

While we carry Southern Appalachian history and folklore published by The Overmountain Press, we also offer hundreds of children’s titles by several well-known publishers.

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How much room do I need in my library to accommodate Backyard?

We will build the book fair around your space.

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May I see some of the titles that will be available at the book fair?

Yes, you may. Please contact us and we will mail or e-mail you a list of the titles we currently carry. We would love to have you stop by our office and look at the books available. Just call to make sure that someone is here.

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May I call and speak with Backyard staff with any questions?

Yes, you may. If we are out of the office, just leave a message and we will call you back.

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Q If my school would like to order several copies of one title, could Backyard order that for me?

For many of our books, we can. Some of the discounted titles are available only in limited quantities.

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Does the staff of the school receive a discount?

The staff of your school receives a 20% discount. Just remind them to tell us they are staff members.

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Is an author available to speak at my book fair?

Yes, we have a few authors who can volunteer their time to speak at schools. If you have your own author or a presentation you would like to arrange in conjunction with the book fair, please feel free to do that.

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Do you have books that would interest teaching staff and parents?

Yes, we do. Many of the books published by The Overmountain Press are purchased by parents and teaching staff.

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Does Backyard accept accept anything but cash?

Yes, we also accept checks and credit cards.

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