Educators

Welcome educators! We're so glad you visited our page that celebrates you! We love educators and have created a few things to help you in your profession:

Discount.

If you work for a tax-exempt institution and pay for books with your institutional funds (i.e. school check or procurement card), we'll give you a 20% discount and the books are tax free.

If you pay for books with your own funds (i.e. personal check or personal credit card), we have to charge tax and you're on a different discount plan: Seasoned Readers - Extra Credit. This is our frequent buyer program which rewards you for purchases that you make for your classroom or for you personally. The program tracks purchases made in both the bookstore and café, and every $100 you spend, you'll automatically receive a $15 voucher to use in either the bookstore or café. So instead of receiving 20% off your school purchases, you're basically receiving 15% off of everything you buy.

To sign up for the Seasoned Readers - Extra Credit program, visit with any bookseller or call the store at (316) 682-1181.

Teacher Feature.

We send out a newsletter with content curated specifically for teachers! It arrives in your inbox on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. (Usually.)

Click here to sign up.

In-Store Book Fair.

Watermark offers in-store book fairs for you school or organization. Instead of bringing a limited collection of books to your school, you hand out vouchers for patrons to bring to the store, where the selection is much greater! Your organization will receive 20% of everything your voucher-holders purchase that day.

To sign-up your school or organization for an in-store book fair, contact the store at (316) 682-1181.

Author events.

We have many juvenile, middle reader, young adult and teen authors come to the store, and they often want to visit schools. Click on the "author events" link to see who's coming next!

Teacher Appreciation Day.

We host Teacher Appreciation Day annually at the bookstore, and we love to celebrate you. Our most recent was on September 14, 2013. Click on the links below to see what books the presenters featured:

Book Preview: What's new for Grade School Readers presented by Melissa Fox

Common Core Session: presented by Mark David Bradshaw

Book Preview: What's new for Middle School Readers: presented by Sarah Bagby & Beth Golay

Book Clubs for Young People.

Did you know we offer a book club for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders? We read new and classic middle grade fiction (and maybe non-fiction), including Newbery winners and books off the William Allen White list. We’ll be discussing the books on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.  Parents are welcome to attend with their child (the only requirement is that they read the book, too!), but it is not required.

Leader Melissa Fox is a Watermark staff member and the mother of four girls--ages 7 to 17--all who love to read. She has also blogged about middle grade and teen books for eight years and has spent five years as a Cybils--The Children’s and Young Adult Literary Blogger Awards--judge on both the Middle Grade and Middle Grade Science Fiction/Fantasy panels. In short, she loves reading these books and is looking forward to discussing them with their intended audiences!

To see what we're reading next, click on the PDF flyer below. Keep it, give it to your favorite 3rd, 4th or 5th grader, or hang it in your favorite library!