The Book Fairies is the leading provider of free literature for illiterate and reading-challenged children and adults in metropolitan New York.  Founded in 2012, The Book Fairies (TBF), was designed with a singular purpose….to put interesting, thought-provoking, books in the hands of underprivileged children to foster a love of reading and help ensure success both in school and in life.  To date, we have donated over half of a million books to people in need and the number grows daily.


Register for a Book FairApply for a Book Grant

If you would like to be considered for one of our monthly book fairs and meet the following qualifications, please fill out the form below.  Schools and organizations will be notified via email for book fair sign ups. Book fairs occur the second Sunday of the month with registration opening up on the 1st of the month prior at 8:00pm. Please see below for our grant program.

Qualifications are:

  1. School or organization services individuals in the “medium poverty” or “high poverty” range as determined by the U.S. government (50%-100% clients receiving free/reduced lunch, or $44,863 annual income for a family of four).
  2. Located on Long Island and the five boroughs.
  3. Receiving school or organization considered “in need” due to additional reasons. Please explain in the comment section below.

Books may be picked up at our Freeport warehouse located at 70 North Main Street, Freeport (around the back of the building).

Contact's Full Name

E-mail Address

Name of School/Organization

Street Address


State *New York Only*




School/Organization Poverty Level *priority given to high poverty
 High Poverty (75% or more clients receiving free/reduced lunch, at or below 130 percent of the poverty level, or $31,525 for a family of four) Medium Poverty (50%-74.9% students receiving free/reduced lunch, between 130 and 185 percent of the poverty level or about $44,863 for a family of four) Clients not considered to be in poverty.

Grade taught (if applicable)

Additional comments

Please note, we ask that all book recipients fill out a follow-up survey prior to the completion of the school year. We appreciate your cooperation.


The Book Fairies is seeking to make a significant impact on a school by providing several thousand age appropriate books to build libraries, send home with students or support a literacy based program. These books are in part, remainders from our Community Book Fairs. Please note, this grant is for a full school – not an individual classroom.

Each grant will be awarded based on need and on how the books will be utilized. As such, please include as much information as possible to help us select the grant recipients.

All schools and community outreach programs must serve medium-to high-poverty clients (50% – 100% students receiving free/reduced lunch, families living at or below $44,863 a year).

The book boxes can be delivered or must be picked up at our warehouse in Freeport, based on your location. Our regular delivery zone is Eastern Queens through Mid-Suffolk.

Grant recipients must provide The Book Fairies with a report at the end of the school year detailing how the books were used and the impact the books made on the children’s development and/or your literacy program.

*If you have received a grant, you will not be eligible to receive a grant for one year.

*The School Book Grants are on hold while we build our inventory. Please check back frequently to see when the form reopens.