2019 Fall Book Fair, Gift Boutique & Book Fair: After Dark Event

Join parents and faculty to support the Parents Association's fall fundraiser!

Come browse your favorite authors, discover new ones, check out vendor boutiques, and volunteer with other parents.

We will have an incredible selection of new titles and old favorites. 

New this year!

  • Look out for special tables featuring favorite books from Headmaster Scott Nelson, Principals Jon Leef, Meredith deChabert and Barbara Shea and RCDS Strategic Initiative Directors!
  • We are launching our inaugural RCDS Parent Book Club at the Book Fair. Come see which title will be our first read!

Get ahead of your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind finds at our Gift Boutique.  We are featuring our favorites with 10 new vendors this year.

Remember: 25% of book sales and 20% of vendor sales support the RCDS Parents Associations’ programs and events, including scholarships, faculty professional development grants, and equipment grants.

Volunteer

Sign up to work a shift at the book fair – it’s a great way to get involved and meet other parents.

SIGN UP HERE

Donate homemade or purchased baked goods for the Café. Baked goods are always a favorite for the students!

SIGN UP HERE

Lower School Classroom Visits

Thursday, November 7, Day 6                       

  • 2 C/L & C/C - 8:30 a.m.
  • Pre-K - 9:00 a.m.
  • 4O - 10:20 a.m.
  • 1 K/L - 1:15 p.m.                                                                                   

Friday, November 8, Day 1          

  • K C/M & D/E - 8:30 a.m.
  • 4L - 9:00 a.m.
  • 3 A/H - 10:00 a.m.
  • 1 L/L - 12:00 p.m.
  • 4K - 2:00 p.m.

Support Public Purpose

You can support our RCDS Public Purpose Initiatives in two ways this year:
  • You can donate gently used books to SCOPE, an after-school reading and writing program for fourth and fifth graders led by junior Eliza Fogel.
  • You can also purchase The Life of Chambers written by junior Sam Roskind. Profits from her book will go to provide the book free of charge to hospitalized patients and to support pediatric cardiology research.

Go Green!

Please remember to bring a reusable bag to reduce plastic bag waste!

HOURS & EVENTS

Join us in the Athletic Center on these dates and times:

  • Thursday, November 7,  7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • After Dark Event, 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 8, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Book Fair: After Dark

All RCDS parents and guardians are invited to attend the Book Fair: After Dark event, Thursday, November 7, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Athletic Center.  Browse this year’s bestsellers, get started on your holiday shopping, and catch up with friends over a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres, courtesy of Watson’s.  

This free, festive, and adults-only event is sponsored by the Parents Association.  

RSVP HERE

 Along with our favorite vendors, look out for these exciting new vendors (at the evening event only)

 

Bauman Rare Books

Looking for a truly special holiday gift or graduation present?  The booksellers at Bauman Rare Books will showcase some of their amazing offerings, with a specially curated selection from their catalog.  Peruse Bauman’s significant collection of rare books, first editions, and signed historical documents.  A piece from their rare collection makes a unique gift that’s both memorable and valuable. 

Nantucket Monogram

Brooke Boothe, interior designer and owner of Nantucket Monogram, will bring a select offering of her one-of-a-kind monogrammed gifts, home goods, and accessories.  Be sure to check out some of her items uniquely customized for Rye Country Day School.  

Book Fair Vendors on November 7 & 8

  • Ameliora
  • April Marin
  • Barre Bodywear
  • BE YOUnique
  • Bonnie Jennifer
  • Cecilia Jewel
  • Charbellem
  • The Chintz Giraffe
  • Designer Sunglasses
  • Designs That Donate
  • Dose Candles
  • Eleanor Stone NYC
  • Excessorize
  • Fitz Frames
  • Green Wood Flowers
  • Ilyse's Pieces
  • Indego Africa
  • Invitations & More by Bonnie
  • JolieGotique
  • KVO Collections
  • Luxe Btqe
  • Modern Picnic
  • Moe's Monkeys
  • Neelah Cashmere
  • Polkadot England
  • Roadie Couture
  • Rungolee 
  • Shoes-N-More
  • Sky Jewelry Designs
  • Suburban Stylist
  • Tide Hill
  • 2  Friends Clothing

2019 Book Fair Committee

CO - CHAIRS

Elizabeth Toussi
Jessica Tong

CAFÉ

Michelle Toy Liew
Amy Fisch

CLASSROOM/LIBRARY DONATIONS

Rachelle Maritzen
Karen Schwalbe

COCKTAIL PARTY

Denise Shah

DÉCOR

Brit Rothstein
Ning Yuan

ENVIRONMENTAL AND WELLNESS

Michele Gershwin

SENIOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Lynn Friedberg

PUBLIC PURPOSE

Eliza Fogel

SIGNAGE

Lisa King
MJ Desnoyers

SPIRIT WEAR

Devon Silberstein
Rebecca Pedone

BOOK FAIR TREASURERS

Allison Koslow
Aihua Zhou

VENDOR TREASURERS

Vera Merrill
Lori Klein

VENDORS

Yvette Hammel

Fall Bookfair & Gift Boutique