Late Breaks - FundingFactory

EdBookFair, an online book fair by, allows schools to customize their own book fairs. The program permits users to create messages for shoppers, and to display book reviews. By typing in the zip code of a school, customers can view the school’s book fair page, then opt to shop among thousands of titles. A portion of each purchase is credited back to the school in the form of points that can be exchanged for technology through the FundingFactory catalog. Scheduled to go online in the fall, the program will also feature online discussion forums on literary topics. To visit the site, go to

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.