2015 Annual Book Fair

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Each summer, for two days families have the opportunity to purchase educational materials from a variety of homeschool vendors at our annual book fair.

Christ Covenant Church and Covenant Day School have begun construction that will enhance the church and the school. This construction will undoubtedly affect traffic patterns, parking locations, and accessible entrances. Click here for the construction map.

The Book Fair is in Bldg. A (Gym); Workshops are in Bldg. C (Wilcox Bldg.); Parking is limited to the North and Main Sanctuary sides of the church. You will see blue signs that say HINTS or Book Fair to help you find the gym from an unfamiliar direction. If you see the white Covenant Day School buses, you will know that you are on in the parking area that is closest. Registration is in the Gym at the entrance nearest the church office which is directly behind the Sanctuary. (You should not follow the white sign in front of the Sanctuary that says "A Building & Offices" to the right. That area is NOT accessible.)

Please enter from Fullwood at either entrance but plan to go toward the left as far as you can go to avoid construction closings and equipment. You will not be able to park near the Wilcox "C" Building or the end of the gym that is familiar to those of you who have attended in the past.

Please bear with us as our aim is to help you get to the book fair safely during this time of construction.

FLYER TABLE: Here is the invitation for your convenience. Deadline to reply was Monday, July 6.

MENTOR TABLE: ASK YOUR QUESTIONS!! Experienced homeschool moms will be waiting to answer your homeschooling questions. Perfect for beginning homeschoolers – get help navigating the book fair before you shop! But mentoring is not only for newbies! Have questions about middle school, high school, special needs? Any questions are welcome!

2015 Vendor List (Updated 7/8/15)

2015 Floorplan Map of the Vendor Hall

The Book Fair is a great opportunity to actually put your hands on curriculum from many different  publishers so you can evaluate them easily.  It also provides the chance to participate in workshops on many different aspects of homeschooling – from Training the Young Child to Preparing for College.

2015 Workshop Descriptions (Updated 7/8/15)

2015 Workshop Schedule for Friday, July 10 (Updated 7/8/15)

2015 Workshop Schedule for Saturday, July 11 (Updated 7/6/15)

2015 Workshop Speaker Bios (Updated 7/8/15)

Online pre-registration is now closed. Pre-registration closed at midnight on June 30. Registration is available at the door with no increase in admission fees.

One of the most overlooked benefits of the Book Fair is the chance to network with other homeschool families.

The 23rd Annual Book Fair will be held July 10 - 11, 2015 at Christ Covenant Church, 800 Fullwood Ln., Matthews, NC 28105.  Please do not call Christ Covenant Church with questions.  Read the FAQ's below.

Admission Fees for 2015 (Includes Book Fair and Workshops for both days)

  • $6 - Individual / Married Couple
  • $1 - Child, Age 2 & Up
  • Free - Non-homeschooling Grandparents
  • Free - Homeschool Alumni (unless home educating)
  • Free - Under Age 2
  • Free - All HINTS Members (certain restrictions apply*)

        * must be 2015-2016 HINTS members by June 1, 2015

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about the 2015 HINTS Book Fair!

If you still have questions about the 2015 Book Fair after reading the FAQ's, please contact us.

For the convenience of our Vendors and our Attendees, we have compiled a list of local restaurants, gasoline stations, and hotels. 

Googlemap of Local Restaurants, Gasoline Stations, and Hotels for 2015

Mark your calendar now for the 2015 HINTS Book Fair! Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Christ Covenant Church. Please invite your friends!

 

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