2018 Fall Book Fair, Gift Boutique & Kick-Off Cocktail Party


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

Come support the school and get ahead on your holiday shopping. This event will feature many returning favorites as well as some exciting new vendors for your children, yourself, hostesses and everyone else on your list! Come browse your favorite authors, check out vendor boutiques, and volunteer with other parents.

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


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


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



Wednesday, November 7 - PAC Foyer
  • NEW! Kick-Off Cocktail Party 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 8 - Athletic Center
  • Book Fair & Boutique 7:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • NEW! Evening Hours & Food Truck: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 9
  • Book Fair & Boutique 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Book Fair Highlights

NEW! Evening Hours & Food Truck
Thursday, November 8, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Bring your kids to the book fair after work or on the way home from a game to shop during our new evening hours. Easy parking! Don’t worry about cooking that night - grab dinner from a popular food truck, Road Grub Mobile, or from the Café.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Hot off the press! Purchase a copy of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Meltdown.

RCDS Community Book Table

Stop by a special table highlighting books authored by RCDS alumni, parents, grandparents, and teachers. Discover and support the many talented writers within our community.

Lower School Classroom Visits


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


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

Support Public Purpose

Please donate your slightly used children's and young adult books to our Fall Book Drive (please no text books). Donations will be accepted during book fair hours in the lobby of the Athletic Center Lobby. Please bring your books in a recyclable bag.

NEW! Kick-Off Cocktail Party

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
We hope you will join us in the PAC Foyer for a special adults-only event to kick off the book fair. This intimate evening features a carefully curated group of artisan wines, spirits, vendors, and authors. Spend a few hours sampling new wines, spirits and exquisite chocolates, shopping for unique goods, meeting two noteworthy authors, and browsing a selection of books.


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Wine, Spirit & Chocolate Tasting

Stock your cellar for the holidays with a curated selection of wines and spirits from Harrison Wine Vault.

  • Enjoy a carefully selected, fun, and informative wine tasting as we sample Old World, New World and everything in between
  • Meet the distiller from local, award-winning StillTheOne independent distillery who will be pouring their delicious, innovative, and New York inspired whiskies

Artisanal confection and gift expert and former RCDS parent, Lina Ariss-Abdo, combines exquisite confections from around the world with unique gift and favor designs. Everything at Les Cinq Amandes is handmade by master artisans that share a love of craftmanship and quality. In addition to admiring her gorgeous gifts, sample her delicious chocolates at a nut-free tasting bar.

Author Book Signings

Come meet RCDS Alumna Julia Turshen and get a signed copy of her newest cookbook, Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers. In addition to authoring another cookbook, Small Victories, Julia coauthored It’s All Good with Gwyneth Paltrow.

Peter Hellman is the author of In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire, which was awarded the New York Times Best Wine Book of 2017. Peter Hellman is a New York-based journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, and many others.

Unique Vendors

Australian-born, fine jewelry designer Katherine Jetter, specializes in Australian opal and is affectionately known as the ‘Opal Queen’. She is well known for her impeccable eye for color, fresh designs in timeless settings, and is an expert on investment grade precious gemstones. Katherine was named couture designer of the year in her debut year. Katherine will also bring pieces from other jewelry designers from her couture jewelry store, The Vault, in Nantucket.

Alicia Adams Alpaca is a family business featuring impeccable home décor and clothing from one of the rarest and most luxurious materials – alpaca wool. Alicia Adams Alpaca raises and manages a herd of over 200 Suri alpacas at a beautiful farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. All products are manufactured in Peru utilizing the incredible handiwork of local artisans who continue the pre-Incan tradition of working alpaca fibers.

Rye-based retailer, Nest Inspired Home, sources classic contemporary home furnishings, art, gifts and décor. They will bring a selection of their great design finds, including college pillows, home accessories, gifts and more!

Book Fair Vendors on November 8 & 9

  • Alicia Adams Alpaca
  • Barre Bodywear
  • Bling in the Burbs
  • Bonnie Jennifer
  • Bubbles and Braids
  • The Chintz Giraffe
  • Circle & Framing

  • Daniella Erin NYC
  • Designer Sunglasses
  • Designs That Donate
  • Eleanor Stone NYC
  • Everyday Luxury
  • Excessorize
  • Fair Harbor

  • Green Wood Flowers
  • Hudson Sutler
  • Ilyse's Pieces
  • Invitations and More by Bonnie
  • ithrivenyc
  • Le Fashion Cottage

  • Les Cinq Amandes
  • Luxe Btqe
  • Moe's Monkeys
  • Neelah Cashmere
  • Polkadot USA
  • Rungolee - Thurs only
  • Shoes-N-More
  • 2 Friends Clothing

2018 Book Fair Committee


Leigh Geller
Allyson Kim


Tara Hennigan
Lauren Lazar


Rachelle Maritzen
Karen Schwalbe


Leigh Morrison


Sarah Snell


Angie Gasparro


Angie Gasparro
Lisa King


Elizabeth Moyer
Kimberley Thurston


Amy Kline
Tina Mathias
Ann Tinker


Sarah Coady
Vera Merrill


Yvette Hammel

Fall Bookfair & Gift Boutique