Buy Books (or cheesecake) and help our Festival!

Together with our friends at Barnes & Noble in Columbia, we’re excited to announce an event that puts the “fun” in “fundraising”.  Here’s how it works: on Saturday, April 25, 2015, a percentage of every purchase (except gift cards) made at Barnes & Noble with the voucher number shown below will be remitted to the Unbound Book Festival.  It’s as simple as that.  So please, please, come and shop on April 25 and help us raise funds!


To celebrate the book fair, on April 25 the Unbound Book Festival is planning a day filled with events at the Columbia store (2208 Bernadette Drive, Columbia – at the Columbia Mall.)  There will be celebrity readings for children, signings by bestselling authors, a panel about how to liven up your book club, literary trivia quizzes, a dress-as-your-favorite-book-character competition, and more! 


A few points to note:


·      You don’t have to shop at the Columbia storeAny Barnes and Noble store in the country will accept this code and it will count toward our total. The fair lasts from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.  Just about everything counts – books, gifts, music, DVDs, educational toys and games… even coffee and cheesecake at the Starbucks inside the store!


·      You can shop online, too – and for longer.  Any purchases made for five days after the fair will also count.  In order to work, you MUST add the voucher number on the payment page during checkout.  Go to to start shopping.


Please come to Barnes and Noble or shop online on April 25 and stock up on all those books, CDs, and other goodies you’ve been promising yourself (or other people).  Or just stop by to enjoy the activities and order a coffee and scone while you listen and watch!


Here’s the magic voucher code you MUST use if your purchases are to count toward our total: 11572427


Please invite all your friends to this event to let them know how they can help the Unbound Book Festival – the more, as they say, the merrier.


For more information contact Lisa Loporto, Community Business Development Manager for Barnes & Noble at (573) 445 4080 or by email at, or email the festival at