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Information for Educators & Parents

Educator Newsletter
Sign up for our educator newsletter to receive invites to educator-focused events, special offers just for educators, information about reserving a storytime for your class, and more!

Educator Discount
Sign up for our educator discount online, and then show your valid educator ID from a local school or university when you make a purchase to qualify for our educator discount.

Storytime for Schools
You can sign up for a regular time slot to bring your class to the bookstore for storytime, or sign up for a one-time visit. Our staff will set up a cosy reading circle for students, assist you in selecting books, and read aloud to your students. Fill out our Class Visit Storytime Request Form here.

School Book Fair Fundraisers

You can host a Book Fair at East City Bookshop to raise money for your school!  Schools receive 20% of sales made during the fair. In addition, students and parents may buy books to donate to their classrooms and libraries.  Contact Dana Gillespie,, for information on hosting a Book Fair for your school.

Reading Lists
Do you have a suggested or required reading list for your class that you’d like us to stock at the store? Would you like to place a bulk order for your class? Do you have a wishlist of books you’d like to see us carry? Fill out our School Order Request form.

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Storytime and Family Events
We host many family-oriented events, including our weekly storytime on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11am for ages 1 - 4 (with a caregiver). Learn all about our events for children on our Events page.

Reading Recommendations and Consultation
Dana Gillespie, our in-house education specialist, is available to consult with parents, educators, and students on enhancing their skill and joy in reading. Sign up for a consultation or ask for a recommendation by emailing her at