Penguin Random House Book Fair

Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book Fair

2014 Penguin Random House Book Fair

The Penguin Random House Book Fair is devoted to literacy and education, and helps raise much needed funding for Carroll students.


Friday, March 7

Senior Afternoon,
1 - 4:30 p.m., Great Hall
Discounted book sales
Health and wellness tips

Events in M157

1:30 p.m. - Strategies for Shooting Better Family Photos - Daniel Humphries-Russ

Presentation and Discussion - Learn easy ways to shoot better family photos. All you need is a digital camera or a smart phone.

2:30 p.m. - Tips for Aspiring Authors - Don Riley
Discussion - Learn tips from author Don Riley and discuss the road to publication of his autobiography, "Two Guys from Baltimore."  Also he will talk about his role as editor of Fairhaven's literary magazine, The Inkling.

3:45 p.m. - Gentle Chair Yoga - Syeda Khan
Presentation, Demonstration and Discussion - A short meditation, several stretches, one or two standing and several seated positions are adapted to your needs to bring calmness, stress reduction and a feeling of well-being.


Family Movie Night - Sold Out
Two Showings, 4:30 and 7 pm, Theater in the Scott Center




Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Food, fun and entertainment for all ages. Free public event.

  • New book sales discounted 20%
  • National Penguin Random House authors
  • Book talks and signings
  • Silent auction
  • Student writing contest winners announced
  • Professor Wizard
  • Free children's books (while supplies last)
  • Kid's activity area ($3 admission fee)


Sponsorship/Advertising Opportunities

Our continued success is made possible by the generous support of our local community.  The proceeds from the Book Fair directly impact our students. Since its inception in 1997, this event has raised over $390,000 to provide scholarship assistance to many deserving students in Carroll County. Sponsorship/advertising opportunities are available. 

We are pleased to recognize our major sponsors:

Penguin Random House
State Farm Insurance and Financial Services
Carroll County Times


Scenes from the 2012 Random House Book FairFor additional information, contact the Carroll Community College Foundation at 410-386-8155 or email

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