Barnes & Noble Bookfairs

Autism Awareness Book Fairs

Sponsored by Barnes & Noble Booksellers and the Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC)

Please join us this spring for the Autism Awareness Bookfairs..

All funds raised will be used to buy books on autism for libraries around Alaska.

Our theme this year is Mysteries! We will have fun crafty activities, face painting, and an information table.

If you buy something and mention that you support the bookfair, Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of the sale to the AARC. Proceeds will be used to buy these two titles to give to libraries around the state:


Autism isn’t a crime : just ask the ghost of Frank Reid, by D.P. Johnson. Cave Moon Press, 2015.
"A middle school boy with autism in Alaska struggles to be the hero in his own story."--publisher's website.


The curious incident of the dog in the night-time, by Mark Haddon. Doubleday, 2003.
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.

Thank you to those who came to the Fairbanks Bookfair on Saturday April 9!

Special thanks to our presenters and performers:

  • Ron Mayo, guitar, harmonica and vocals
  • Caitlin Frye, guitar and voice
  • Betsey Jacobs, The Other Paw
  • Aaron Franich, guitar
  • You can also shop online from April 9-14; the Bookfair ID number is 118142126.

    Thank you to those who joined us at the Anchorage Bookfair on Saturday March 26th!

    Special thanks to our presenters and performers:

    • Heidi Kelly Read more.
    • Dawn Berg, singer
    • Flute & Fiddle (Mary Anne Green and Alice Wright)
    • Pam McCarl with George Lehtinen and Rich von Kennen, "Just the Three of Us", folk, bluegrass and traditional music
    • Grover Neely, singer-songwriter
    • Kids on the Block, puppet show by The Arc of Anchorage
    • Jessie and Charlotte
    • Jennie Morris and Betsy Hunt, keyboard and vocals