October 12, 2023 at 2:51 am

‘I’m scared.’ The Books At A Scholastic Book Fair Are Not What They Used To Be And People Have A Lot Of Feelings

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@chaseleee

Apparently, there are people out there who think that the iconic Scholastic Book Fair just ain’t what it used to be.

I remember how excited I would get when the Book Fair was at my school and I couldn’t wait to buy the newest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

But I guess things are different now…

A TikTokker named Chase posted a video featuring selections from a recent Scholastic Book Fair and his caption says only two words: “I’m scared,”

Source: TikTok/@chaseleee

The text overlay reads, “Just found out what the scholastic book fair looks like now” and chase looks pretty alarmed by the offerings.

Source: TikTok/@chaseleee

The video shows a selection of titles available at the fair, including The Ultimate Guide to TikTok: All Your Favorite TikTok Stars, K-Pop Revolution, and a set of Baby Shark books that consists of 8 volumes.

I guess that times have indeed changed…

Source: TikTok/@chaseleee

Check out the video and see what you think.


I’m scared. #fyp #foru #booktok #scary

♬ a mirrorball girl – vivi mi ranshoooo

Here’s how people responded.

One person remembered what book fairs were like when they were in school.

Source: TikTok/@chaseleee

Another person thinks this is just SAD.

Source: TikTok/@chaseleee

And one TikTokker asked some darn good questions.

What about Goosebumps?!?!

Source: TikTok/@chaseleee

Yeah, these “books” are definitely a sign of the times.

Hey, at least kids are reading, right?

Heh… ugh.