Via Jeffrey Rotter: ReadThis is a great organization “devoted to promoting access to books and reading wherever needed.” Among other projects, they helped create a library last spring for the public middle/high school Brooklyn Collegiate.
Now you can help stock this library by clicking here and buying a book (chosen by the school to fill gaps) from Book Culture for for its collection. ReadThis will pay shipping, and the bookstore will donate 15% of sales for each book back to the school as a donation. In one swoop you’ll be supporting a library and an independent bookstore.
Geri Ellner, Library Media Specialist at Brooklyn Collegiate, responded to the impact of her school’s new library (via Book Culture’s site):
“Too often, people comment on how few young people read printed books in this electronic society. You saw that this is not true. What might be true is that many young people cannot afford to own their books in these economic times. Also, many students do not use the public library if they have to walk through an unsafe area to get to one. As I told you, circulation has gone up since your books arrived. More students come to the library. It has been a great wonderful first year here. [ReadThis] performs a wonderful service. Please keep it up.”