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Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

For Immediate Release
October 19, 2010
Contact: Traci Jinkens, Marketing & Development Director
Oklahoma Humanities Council
(405) 235-0280 • [email protected]

Ghosts, Goblins and the Humanities?

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—To raise funds for cultural programming across the state, the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) is partnering with Barnes & Noble Booksellers to host a bookfair on Saturday, October 23rd, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., at the 6100 N. May Avenue store in Oklahoma City, OK. Events will include a children’s story time, a forum discussion, and more.

The event will coincide with the store’s official Halloween celebration, where employees will be in costume. For every sale made with a special bookfair voucher, Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage to the Oklahoma Humanities Council. Vouchers are available online at:

Bookfair events include:

11 a.m. Saturday Storytime: Several OHC board members and friends will be in the children’s area to read stories to the young and the young-at-heart.

12 p.m. Note: The book signing and reading with author Rilla Askew has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the host’s control.

1 p.m. Humanities Forum: OHC staff members will host a community conversation in the Newsstand section to discuss a timely topic viewed through the perspective of the humanities.

2 p.m. Will Rogers (portrayed by Doug Watson): The Oklahoma legend will stroll through the store to greet visitors, share humorous insights, and throw a rope trick or two.

The Council’s bookfair voucher will be honored nationwide at local Barnes & Noble stores on October 23rd. To support the Council online, visit http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookfairs from October 23rd through October 28th and enter the bookfair ID 10245496 at checkout. Items not eligible for bookfair sales include Barnes & Noble memberships, gift cards, textbooks, magazine subscriptions, or video games.

For information on the Barnes & Noble Bookfair, call the Oklahoma Humanities Council at (405) 235-0280 or visit http://www.okhumanitiescouncil.org.

About the Oklahoma Humanities Council
The Oklahoma Humanities Council is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide meaningful public engagement with the humanities—disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism, and philosophy. As the state partner for the National Endowment for the Humanities, OHC provides teacher institutes, Smithsonian exhibits, reading groups, and other cultural opportunities for Oklahomans of all ages. With a focus on K-12 education and community building, OHC engages people in their own communities, stimulating discussion and helping them explore the wider world of human experience.