March 21st, 2020


April 4th, 2020


Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are sorry to announce that the Autism Awareness Bookfairs in 2020 have been cancelled. Stay well, Alaska!

Each year AARC partners with Barnes & Noble to sponsor an autism awareness bookfair in Fairbanks and Anchorage.


During the event, when you mention that you support the bookfair at checkout, a percentage of all sales (including Barnes & Noble Starbucks purchases) will go to the AARC.


Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward purchasing books about autism for Alaskan libraries.

View a list of books that have been donated since 2008 here

You can participate online even if you can't make it to the bookfair in person! Use the code on your voucher at checkout to include your purchase in the fundraising. 


These events are free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

11 AM - 6 PM

Barnes & Noble

200 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503

Can't attend the event? Support the bookfair with online purchases between 3/21 and 3/28 using the bookfair ID: 12539839  

Performances & Presentations: TBD


Saturday, April 4th, 2020

10 AM - 5:00 PM

Barnes & Noble

421 Merhar Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Can't attend event? Support the bookfair with online purchases between 4/4 and 4/11 using the bookfair ID: 12551107


Performances & Presentations: TBD


2020 BOOKS


A week of switching, shifting and stretc

A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching: How to make my thinking more flexible

By: Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW

"This picture book assists children on the autism spectrum, and any child for that matter, to improve their executive function skills. Specifically, A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching How to Make My Thinking More Flexible guides children to examine their black-and-white thinking in order to start adaptive thinking. Using repeated rhymes and illustrations, the child begins to recognize that the more flexible their thinking, the better they can cope with the challenges that life presents, ultimately leading to fewer meltdowns." - Publisher's Website

Activities throughout the event will include:

Information table

Face painting


Balloon animals

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The Little Book of Autism FAQs: How to talk with your child about their diagnosis and other conversations

By: Davida Hartman

Illustrated By: Margaret Anne Suggs

"Exploring a topic that is frequently brought up, this book helps parents to tell their children about their autism diagnosis. It equips parents with a language of positivity and prepares them to support their children's relationships with peers and family members." - Publisher's Website