Ashley Hall’s annual Book Festival is a spring tradition that brings our entire campus together to celebrate our shared love of reading. This year, we’re thrilled to be hosting a week full of exciting events from Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22.

The 2024 Book Festival theme is Grow Your Brain, Read a Book, which was inspired by the School’s year-long global education theme highlighting how we can do our part to end hunger. Here’s a closer look at what’s in store!

Book Fair Location + Hours

There will be two book fair locations on campus: the LoDome for Early School through sixth grade readers (Scholastic) and Jenkins Hall Atrium for grades 7-12 (hosted by Buxton Books). Shopping hours are as follows for both locations:

Monday, March 18 | 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Extended Hours!)
Tuesday, March 19 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Conference Day, No Classes)
Wednesday, March 20 | 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 22 | 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Fathers’ & Friends’ Morning, Half-Day Dismissal)

How to Shop

Checks sent to school should be made out to Ashley Hall. Cash and credit cards are also accepted. Another option is to use eWallet, a simple digital payment system hosted by Scholastic that can be used online or in-person. Babas on Canon will also host a pop-up morning coffee bar daily with drinks and snacks for sale.

Can’t make it to campus?

Online shopping will also be available starting Friday, March 15 through Monday, March 25!

Questions? Contact Director of Library Services Emily Davis at [email protected]