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School & Educator Benefits

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, and contact Susan at for more information.

We also do bookfairs!

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From the newest, hottest novels, to classics, to specific nonfiction titles, we are dedicated to finding the best books for you and your students. In order to give you the best customer service, please call ahead to set up a personal shopping appointment with our knowledgeable staff. We are excited to start working on great book selections for your classroom or library!



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



Currently employeed MN Licensed preK-12 teachers and librarians receive a 20% discount on most purchases. Educators and librarians only need to show us the current year’s school ID to sign up! 



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.  



We can help your students stay on track over the summer!  Share your list with us and we will keep those titles in stock. We’ll also have the list on hand for your students. Red Balloon Bookshop also offers a Summer Reading Program that we would love to help you incorporate in your classroom or library.



Through publisher support, Red Balloon Bookshop can bring nationally-touring authors and illustrators into your school! Past visits have included authors and illustrators such as Annie Barrows, Lemony Snicket, Todd Parr, Shannon Hale, Mac Barnett, and Brandon Mull. Working together, we will ensure that these visits are exciting and successful for you and your students. You can even use these visits as fundraising opportunities. The best part?  These visits are complimentary! Please email Angela at for more information about these one-of-a-kind opportunities.  



Kids love field trips, so why not show them how a local business works? Bring your class to Red Balloon and we'll give them a tour and discuss how books make their way to our shelves. Complimentary storytimes during this tour are also available. Please email Joan at to set up a behind-the-scenes tour.



Looking for a more meaningful and longer-lasting way to celebrate birthdays at your school? Have your librarian or teachers create classroom/library wish lists. When it’s time to celebrate a child’s birthday, the parents (or grandparents, uncles, aunts, siblings, neighbors, or even your father’s sister's cousin’s former college roommate) can purchase those books at Red Balloon at a discount, and deliver the book to the school for the birthday celebration. Please email to learn more.