Schools & Libraries

Book Drive for Greenspire High School

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The Greenspire High School

We've worked with the Greenspire School for years, and when we heard they were expanding their spaces and programming for high school students, we were thrilled to do what we could to help.  As a Project Based Learning school, Greenspire encourages students to be actively involved in the school community, including selecting books for their expanding library.  This wish list is the result of one such student project, carefully crafted and curated with the help of the Greenspire faculty.​​​​​

Ready to help Greenspire High School build their library?

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Book Fairs Are Back!

Saturday, February 18, 2023

A Brilliant Books book fair set up in the hallway of an elementary school.  Colorful children's artwork hangs on the wall above tables filled with children's books.

On February 20th, we're kicking off our spring book fair season and we can't wait to get started!

Last fall was our first full-scale, in-person book fair season since the beginning of the pandemic and, rather to our surprise, it was also our biggest ever!  We had a record number of schools sign up—several even had to be deferred until spring!—and we brought in new fixtures and displays to help bring the magic of a bookstore directly into every school we visited.  The end result?  More than $7,000 raised for four different schools, including the TCAPS schools Eastern Elementary, Long Lake Elementary, and West Middle School, and Birch Street Elementary of Kalkaska Public Schools. For the spring season, we've got six schools lined up already, including three we've never worked with before, and several more in the preliminary planning stages.  We're confident that this season we can raise more than $10,000 by the time we've wrapped up our last fairs.  

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One Book Makes a Big Impact

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

When we first got a note from the folks at Glen Lake Community Schools asking whether we could get copies of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse, it seemed like a straightforward question.  Then they told us how many they wanted: a copy for every student, teacher, and member of staff, more than 850 in total.  It was the start of an ambitious project to foster not only reading but a sense of connection in the uncertain times of the pandemic.  

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