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Red Balloon Bookshop Loves Our Schools!

We’re happy and excited to help add great books to your school’s library and classrooms. Please review our customized services and special incentives below.  For more information, contact our School and Institution Sales Coordinator, Mallory, at school.orders@redballoonbookshop.com.

We also do Red Balloon Book Fairs 

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From the newest, hottest novels, to classics, to specific nonfiction titles, we are dedicated to helping you find the best books for you and your students. If you’d like to come in and shop, please call us at 651-224-8320 or email us at info@redballoonbookshop.com to set up a personal shopping appointment so we can offer the best customer service.  You can also send us an email with your request and we’re happy to give you a quote and/or create a list of books for you. Depending on the amount of time it will take us to research your topic, a consultation fee applied and it may take us up to a week to create a your booklist.

You'll find all the details about shopping at Red Balloon for your school HERE

If you would like to order online for your school, please follow the instructions found HERE

We are excited to start working on great book selections for your classroom or library!


Currently employed, Minnesota-licensed preK-12 teachers and librarians receive a 20% discount on most purchases. Educators and librarians must be verified to use this discount online or in-person. To sign-up or re-verify email us at info@redballoonbookshop.com.  Include a picture of your current school ID or your name/bio on your school's website.  We'll reply with the coupon code to use for the 2022-2023 school year.  You can also show us your school ID if you set up a reservation to come in and shop.  


Schools receive a 20% discount on most purchases and orders. Some exceptions apply.


You tell us what you want for your classroom or library; we keep the list. Just tell your school and community we have your wish list, and we'll help them find what you need. Learn more about wishlists HERE


Visits from professional authors and illustrators can be fantastic experiences for your students. Red Balloon works hard to bring great authors to town and to make the entire process easy for your school. When an author has a new book to promote, their publisher often asks us to arrange school visits as part of the book tour.  In these cases, the author’s speaking fee is waived, and Red Balloon collects books orders in advance of the presentation. The minimum order is 30 copies of the author’s new hardcover book, or a combination of that author’s books equivalent to the same total $ amount.  Read more about our Authors in Schools Program HERE.  

We're also happy to partner with you on supplying books for school author visits that you have arranged.  For information on our Authors in Schools Program or would like to be considered for a future author visit, please email authorvisits@redballoonbookshop.com