Chasing the High of a Scholastic Book Fair

Episode 79 · December 6th, 2018 · 20 mins 24 secs

About this Episode

"I've spent my whole adult life chasing the high of a Scholastic Book Fair." - @merman_melville

'and now the groom will read his vows'
me: you make every day feel like a scholastic book fair" 
- @elleryonline

"U kno when u get a whiff of something and ur like ah yes this smells exactly like the scholastic book fair of 2008 in the afternoon on octob—" - @ilovedogs123

We've seen viral post after viral post about how much people love — and love reminiscing about — the Scholastic Book Fair. But what makes it so memorable?

This week, we set out to record some of the magic.

Additional resources:


  • Brooke Huerter is a sophomore at Marquette University
  • Kwazi Henderson is a software engineer from Austin, Texas
  • Alan Boyko is the president of Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Kevin Stange is a truck driver for Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Theresa Thompson is a library media specialist at Eastside Elementary School in Rogers, AR
  • Nancy Holodak is the Head of the Lower School at Rumson Country Day School
  • Jayne Geiger is the Head of School at Rumson Country Day School

Special thanks:

  • Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl
  • Sound mix and recording by Daniel Jordan
  • Edited by Mackenzie Cutruzzula
  • Produced by Emily Morrow