Curriculum Collaboration and PD Opportunities

Did you know Anderson's Bookshops has countless ways to partner with schools? Your students are at the center of everything we do.


As an educator, you and your district can...


  • ... shop! Drop by any one of our three locations (our shops in Naperville & Downers Grove, or our Book Fair warehouse in Aurora.) Our booksellers can help you with anything from books to support curriculum to helping you find latest titles in picture books, early readers, middle grade, and YA!

  • ... attend our Spring and Fall Educator Open Houses, featuring the lastest releases in kid lit.

  • ... host a portion of your educator in-service days at one of our 3 locations. Our kid lit experts will tailor your in-service to your needs.

  • ... bring groups of kids on a field trip to one of our locations for student book talks. We can tailor our book talks to your kids' needs - age, genre, format - and will present it for you! Book talk ideas include:
    • what's hot in graphic novels, verse novels, or other formats
    • genre-focused book talks
    • YA- and/or MG-focused new releases for fall
    • build your stack for winter break
    • YA- and/or MG-focused new releases for spring
    • build your summer reading stack
    • ideas for starting a MG or YA book club
    • book talk based on an author study
    • curriculum-focused book talks
  • ... order books in bulk for a deeper discount! For example:
    • Our staff can help you choose the latest books to support your curriculum. Think about what updated books can do for your social science, ELA, science, and even mathematics programs!
    • We can help your school or district choose a 1 Book 1 School title that is perfect for your school's population.
  • ... host an Anderson's Book Fair at your school, with titles curated by our literacy experts!

Interested in partnering with Anderson's? Have an idea that's not listed here? No problem, fill out this form and a member of our Childrens' Team will get back to you!