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I read through the thread on Kindle vs Nook and saw a lot of great reasons to go with the NOOK but for school librarians, here's one more. Barnes and Noble offers in-store bookfairs for you school. I am a school librarian at a school with a fairly weak PTA. I have run two bookfairs a year myself the past two years and it's exhausting.
Barnes and Noble offers in-store fairs which take so much work out of the fundraiser. I got information on it from my local store yesterday. The way it works is that you set a date with a nearby store and, in advance, you give students a voucher to take to the store. All purchases made with the voucher will count toward bookfair total sales, even cafe purchases! Students can also give the bookfair code to friends and family members to use for online sales within 5 days of the fair. Those count as well.
It's not as profitable as Scholastic, but when you consider how much easier it is and that you can turn right around and use the funds to buy more NOOKs and ebooks, it makes a lot of sense (taking the proceeds in B&N giftcards offers a higher yield than cashing out the proceeds). If anyone wants more information, I'll share the flyer I got from my local store.
Here's a link for more information: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookfairs/index.asp?PID=23700&cds...