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Every time an educator purchases a book it ultimately benefits their students. Therefore we offer a 10% discount on every full priced book to educators every day of the year. River Lights offers a 20% discount to schools paying with a purchase order on most titles plus a 7% tax exemption. Even higher discounts are available for large quantities of single titles.

Our staff has been working with schools for more than two decades. We focus on getting the books you need for your classroom at the best possible price. We understand you often need a cost estimate before ordering. It’s very helpful if you can supply the following information:

  • Title of book & author
  • Number of copies needed,
  • Preference for hardcover or paperback
  • If a particular edition is needed (the ISBN is useful in this case). 
  • Your due date for needing materials

If you do not state a preference, we will try to fill you order in the most cost-efficient way possible. If your school/district pays by credit card we will decrease the discount by 3% to cover the cost of credit card processing fees. 


We offer Scrip in $5 certificates at a 5% discount to schools and non-profits. Scrip may only be used to pay for full priced merchandise.

Book Fairs

River Lights offers In-Store and “Virtual” Book Fair Fundraisers for your school! You receive a percentage of sales based on the total of orders collected. We guarantee a minimum of 10%.

No event to run. No staffing, collecting, receiving, sorting and distributing. Everyone is invited to shop at River Lights during a specified weekend to raise money for your school. All purchases made by customers who are affiliated with your school are recorded and 15% of the sales of full priced books are given back to your school. No personal Reader Reward credits will be given.

NEW! Best Books for Children Catalog Book Fair:

Hassle free fundraising! We supply catalogs of high quality children’s books for every student to take home. Completed order forms are collected in the school office and we handle all of the processing. Books are delivered to the school sorted by grade/teacher/student.

Online Book Fair:

No hustling dough, gift-wrap or tchotchkes that nobody really wants. We provide you with a custom flyer and/or email for you to distribute which includes a code number that designates buyers as a part of your fundraiser. Participants then just log in to our website, shop for books, and place orders. Individual orders of $50 or more are shipped free of charge. All others may be picked up at our store or delivered to the school office.  

Class Visits

We love having classes visit the store for an event or... just because!!

Book Talks

Want to get your students revved-up for reading? Curious about the latest books for your grade level? We love visiting schools to talk about books. Email us at to find out how to set up a Book Talk visit to your class or school.