Buckeye Book Fair Literacy Grants

Buckeye Authors' Book Fair Committee Inc. was created as a nonprofit entity in 1987 in Wooster, Ohio, with a mission to promote professional Ohio writers, illustrators, and photographers and the book industry that has invested in them and their works. The Buckeye Book Fair event is a showcase for Ohio's influence in literature and is a fundraiser for the organization and our literacy outreach.

The Buckeye Book Fair promotes literacy by bringing Ohio authors together with the reading public for an annual book festival and by awarding free books by Ohio authors to Ohio schools, libraries, and literacy programs.

From fostering and encouraging a love of reading to enhancing and updating book collections in classrooms and libraries, the Buckeye Book Fair has awarded more than $200,000 worth of books since its inception.



Applications are open to: Ohio reading programs, Ohio public libraries, and Ohio elementary and secondary schools both public and private.

Proposals for Buckeye Book Fair grants are to have a special project using books by or about Ohioans and to demonstrate financial need.

The grants will be awarded in conjunction with the November 3, 2018 Buckeye Book Fair.



Please tailor your grant submission to the specific requests of our application.

In evaluating grant applications to determine the recipients, the Grant Committee will consider the impact of the grant, the financial need of the applicant, and evidence of careful planning in preparing the grant project.



The deadline for grant submissions is September 10, 2018. Winners will be notified by mail or email no later than October 10th.

Submit your completed application by September 10, 2018 or request an extension, by emailing buckeyebookfair@gmail.com. Send paper copy applications to Buckeye Book Fair, Grant Committee, 527 N. Market St, Ste 2, Wooster OH 44691.



To apply for an opportunity to receive $500 worth of free books from the Buckeye Book Fair:

- Download the BBF Gift Certificate Grant Application


To apply for an opportunity to have a Buckeye Book Fair author, illlustrator, or photographer visit your school, library, or reading group and for the audience to receive free books:

- Download the BBF Author Visit Grant Application
- BBF Author Visits List of Authors


Grant Winners

Grant winners will be notified by mail or email no later than October 10th.

31st Annual
Buckeye Book Fair
November 3, 2018
9:30 to 4:00
Fisher Auditorium Wooster, Ohio
$2 Admission
Our Sponsors

Ohio Arts Council

Wooster Book Company


D+S Distribution

Wooster Friends of the Wayne County Public Library