Shop at Barnes & Noble on Saturday 12/2 and Benefit Our Library!

The Albany Education Foundation ( AEF)  holds an annual bookfair at the El Cerrito Plaza Barnes & Noble store to benefit our school library.  While you complete your own shopping, you may wish to consider purchasing a gift for our library as well.  Friendly AEF volunteers will be in the store from 9 AM to 6 PM providing free gift wrapping of your purchases, and help in finding requested items .  Shoppers MUST tell the cashier that they want their purchase to benefit AEF.  If you can't make it to the store, you may shop on-line at, and provide the code # 12171393  at time of purchase. 

Frequently asked questions:

  • People can shop in the El Cerrito Store or on line at, however we get a higher % of in-store sales.
  • Almost everything counts:  Cafe purchases of coffee, books, magazines, LEGOS, etc etc all count AS LONG AS THE SHOPPER PROVIDES OUR NAME OR OUR CODE #.   Shoppers do NOT have to have a paper slip, but must tell the cashier that their purchase is to benefit AEF. Purchases of gift cards are excluded.
  • The online code # stays valid for a few days after Dec 2nd, but again, we get a better % for in-store purchases on Dec 2