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I have beein reading the postings re. book fairs in general, and Scholastic in particular with great interest! You see I am in the midst of my second Scholastic Book. I switched from School Book Fairs aka Trumpet...and boy! am I glad that I did. My contact at Scholastic is this wonderfully helpful and friendly lady named Sally. Whenever we talked prior to and after my fair arriving, she always made (and continues to do so) me feel as though my call were the high point of her day and that my fair needs were crucially important to her! Yes, we get Goosebump books BUT and that is a biiiiggggg "but" that is what the kids want to buy, at least at first! Then they move on to more lasting and worthwhile choices. The biggest complaint my students have had is that the brochure promised a collection of stories by Edgar Allan Poe and they were not included! No Problem! Sally called me the morning of my first day of sales to see how things were going, when I passed on their concerns, she immediately shipped via UPS (arriving the *very* next day) an assortment of the Poe titles as well as extras of various titles that I knew would be in high demand. Since the fair began, I have talked to her via their 800 number at least twice a day every day and often more than that! She never fails to cheerfully answer any question; she even knew the book that I wanted when I said, "You know, the book with the half of a skull on it!" And that book, by the way, was not for a child but rather a parent who had bought one and wanted another one as a gift. No, I don't like the little junky stuff but she only sends a few items and they always sell completely out! The selection of books, computer programs, and gift items is very well balanced and the parents who have shopped before the band concert and during parent conference night enjoy and have commented on the fact that there is something for everyone! I get no commission or kickback from Scholastic but the satisfaction I see on my students face when they leave the library with their treasures is priceless! If you should have a problem with Scholastic before switching companies I would really suggest calling and talking with your representative. I don't know if you can call Sally; I'm keeping her really busy but I do know that Scholastic is actively trying to give schools the fairs that they want and need. My two cents worth! kt Kay Talbott South Brunswick Middle School Southport, NC 28461 By making the same mistake over and over, I at least learn to do one thing well...