The 2022 Buckeye Book Fair

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Buckeye Book Fair

This is a literacy charity that promotes Ohio authors, illustrators, and reading!

Ohio’s first and largest literary event, the Buckeye Book Fair is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission that supports literacy efforts across Ohio by providing literary programming and funding to schools and organizations. Funding for these grants comes from the proceeds and sponsorships of our annual Book Fair that features nearly 100 Ohio authors autographing copies of their latest works for thousands of avid readers.

Contribute today to the Buckeye Book Fair’s Annual Campaign!

Our community currently faces a crisis – with literacy proficiency dropping on average 30% during the Covid-19 pandemic. The return of English language arts achievement is essential. We know that to ensure our community’s future success, we need to help children and their families now: so more children will succeed in school; families will support reading, and books will be accessible to everyone. Together, a stronger future for our community is within our reach.

Newsletter: Book Bits

Welcome to a preview of the March 2022 Newsletter: Book Bits. Be sure to subscribe above.


Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family’s ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she’s going back to basics. Win is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors—many from her grandmother’s original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away. To make matters worse, that evening, Win finds a body in the snow, and it turns out the dead man was a grifter with an old feud with the Crewse family. Soon, Win’s father is implicated in his death. It’s not easy to juggle a new-to-her business while solving a crime, but Win is determined to do it.


In this page-turning new mystery series, fraternal twins Keaton and Koby will pull double duty when they take down a killer while preparing to open their new bookstore and soul-food café, Books & Biscuits.

When Koby Hill and Keaton Rutledge were orphaned at age two, they were separated, but their unbreakable connection lingered. Years later, they reunite and decide to make up for lost time and capitalize on their shared interests by opening up a well-stocked bookstore and cozy soul-food café in the quaint Pacific Northwest town of Timber Lake. But this new chapter of their lives could end on a cliffhanger after Koby’s foster brother is found murdered.

The murder, which occurred in public between light-rail stops, seems impossible for the police to solve. But as Keaton and Koby know, two heads are always better than one, especially when it comes to mysteries. With just a week to go before the grand opening of their new café, the twins will use their revitalized connection with each other to make sure this is the killer’s final page.

February’s Book Bit : Mindy McGinnis

Will you tell us your Buckeye Book Fair Story?

Please join us to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of our cherished Buckeye Book Fair. We’d love to hear your memories of attending the event. What started out as a support initiative for Ohio Authors through The Daily Record Newspaper (Wooster, Ohio) in 1986 became a staple of Ohio Book Lovers. To celebrate the perseverance of hundreds of volunteers, readers, and authors & illustrators in Ohio, The Buckeye Book Fair will spotlight its oral tradition by hosting archival events in Wooster, Ohio at the Wayne County Public Library. There are three ways to participate. You can register for a small group activity at the Wayne County Public Library, send in your memory through the mail or through an online portal, or visit us during the small group activity to record your memory by video. Registered participants will handle and preserve the original materials from the Buckeye Book Fair archives.  These materials will be combined with the video stories and letters and then placed on display at the Wayne County Public Library and at the annual Buckeye Book Fair.  

Register for the small group archival activity: (Registration will open shortly)

  • Monday, July 25th
  • Tuesday, July 26th 
  • Wednesday, July 27th 
  • Thursday, July 28th 

Register to tell your Buckeye Book Fair memory on video: (Registration will open shortly)

Submit your story or photo by mail: Buckeye Book Fair 3540 Burbank Rd. #133 Wooster, Ohio 44691

Submit your story or photo online (Click Here to record your story.)

We know that Literacy changes peoples’ lives by opening the mind and heart of the reader. We are fortunate to see students and families holding new books and we realize the stories of generations of families attending the Buckeye Book Fair. Our hope is to collect, celebrate, and share these stories with you during our anniversary year. Will you please join us and share your memories?

Click Here to record your story.

Buckeye Book Fair

We all deserve a Book Fair!

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On Saturday, November 5th from 9:30am-4:00pm Ohio authors and illustrators will meet readers and sign copies of their latest books at the 35th annual Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster. The book fair has books for sale, author speakers, and literary activities for all ages.

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On Friday, November 3th Students and teachers, enjoy the Annual Young Authors’ Conference with Tri-County Educational Service Center and in collaboration with Buckeye Book Fair. Reservations Required.

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The 2021 Buckeye Book Fair will offer a variety of adventures. Including featured authors for an online Cyber Sale leading up to the Book Fair.

The Book Fair Event with presentations and author signings from 9:30-4:00pm on Saturday, November 5th, 2022.

DIRECTIONS TO BUCKEYE BOOK FAIR on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 from 9:30am – 4:00pm

Greystone Event Center
50 Riffel Rd. 
Wooster, OH 44691

AUTHORS | Illustrators

Buckeye Book Fair accepts Author and Illustrator submissions January 1 – August 1 each year.

Buckeye Book Fair Family Friendly Activities

Check out the exciting ways to enjoy the book fair as a family.

Promoting Literacy ~ Helping Ohio Authors

Ohio’s Foremost Literary Showcase


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Buckeye Book Fair is grateful to our generous sponsors!