FAQ

This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions.

When will the Ninth Annual Rainbow Book Fair take place?

April 29, 2017, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

Where will the Ninth Annual Rainbow Book Fair be held?

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th Street, New York, NY 10019.

How do I become an exhibitor and/or reader at the Rainbow Book Fair?

You can learn more about that HERE.

How do I become a Rainbow Book Fair sponsor?

You can learn more about that HERE.

Is the Rainbow Book Fair open to the public?

Absolutely!  Everyone is welcome.

What is the entrance fee at the Rainbow Book Fair?

There is a suggested donation of a few dollars, but no formal entrance fee.

Will the book fair have Wi-Fi access?

Yes.  Free Wi-Fi access will be available at John Jay College for all Rainbow Book Fair attendees.

Can I park my car at the venue?

Learn more about that HERE.

Can I be at volunteer at the Rainbow Book Fair?

Yes!  We’d love your help.  Please contact us here HERE.

I am a vendor at Rainbow Book fair.  Do I charge sales tax?

We have been asked by some vendors about charging sales tax at Rainbow Book Fair.  If you don’t live in NY State, then you won’t have to collect NY State sales tax on cash transactions.  If you sell your books through a credit card device with a merchant account (like the Square), then you will have to charge sales tax.  If you live in NY state and sell your books through cash sales alone, then how you report your earnings to NY State will be determined by your past history.

Can I ship books ahead of time to the venue?

Yes.  Learn more about that HERE.

Do books have to be LGBT themed?

Books do not have to be LGBT themed at all, although they should be sensitive to the community.  In other words, the Rainbow Book Fair is not a venue for patently homophobic books.  We have had many non-LGBT authors show books at the fair; they simply wanted to appeal to the audience we have. 

Does Rainbow Book Fair provide hotel discounts etc.?

We do not have a relationship with any  hotels/local lodgings for discounts at this time.

How can I find out more information about the Rainbow Book Fair?

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest news on this years book fair, and other upcoming events throughout the year.  Feel free to contact us with any further questions.