Tuesday, May 24, 2016

No Connecticut Children's Book Fair This Fall

The UConn Libraries has announced the end of its partnership with the UConn Co-op Bookstore, a partnership that's largest project was the Connecticut Children's Book Fair. The announcement included the news that there will be no Book Fair this fall, though something may be planned for next spring.

This action, UConn Libraries states "is due to the vote by the UConn Board of Trustees to partner with Barnes and Noble Education to run its bookstores for the future and that transition will begin after June 7th." However, we can't tell from this particular communication whether Barnes and Noble Education has no interest in working on the book fair or isn't coming on-board early enough in the year to get the fair up and running in its traditional November month.

Well, this leaves a void in the Connecticut children's literature community that some enterprising group could move to fill. In the meantime...

Waily, waily, waily.

2 comments:

Chris U said...

That is so unfortunate

Gail Gauthier said...

Hoping for a spring '17 comeback.