Sourcebooks Donates 200K to Charity From RBG Calendar Sales

Sourcebooks Donates 200K to Charity From RBG Calendar Sales

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Independent publisher, Sourcebooks, has donated $200,000 to charity from the funds received for their 2021 The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar; a whopping fifty percent of all proceeds! This generous gift was given in memory of the calendar’s inspiration herself, and those organizations were chosen from those that Justice Ginsburg believed in and supported throughout her career.

How to Get Rid of Books

How to Get Rid of Books

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I know, I know – the cardinal sin. But sometimes you have books you don’t need. What about assigned reading you don’t need? All the different editions of Hamlet I had to buy sophomore year? What if the last book in the series is terrible and you want to get rid of all of them out of spite? Here’s some guidance for doing the impossible.     Give Them to Friends   Image via Stock Free Images Sure, they might say “these are too heavy” and “why are you making me take all these”, but they’ll be glad you did …

Buy Books to Support Mental Health Awareness!

Buy Books to Support Mental Health Awareness!

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Well folks, we’re almost halfway through May, which means we’re almost halfway through Mental Health Awareness Month. Personally, I am a big advocate for mental health awareness at any time of the year, but if you’re looking to do something for the cause before the month ends, then here’s your chance to buy books and show your support at the same time.   The Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser is organized by a group of authors who have agreed to donate a portion of their May sales to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide …

‘Me Before You’ Author Jojo Moyes Just Saved Quick Reads

‘Me Before You’ Author Jojo Moyes Just Saved Quick Reads

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Jojo Moyes recently donated enough money to save Quick Reads Initiative (UK), a collaboration between publishers that provides an adult literacy program, from shutting down. Quick Reads is aimed at adults with literacy issues and those who don’t read very often. It provides short books written by bestsellers and celebrities, hoping that these adults will find a new joy for reading. Having written a Quick Read herself and recently visited a women’s prison, Moyes says that she would be dismayed to watch a program that helps so many people achieve literacy simply fall by the wayside.   While Quick Reads is very …

Book Drive Garners Almost 2,000 Donations for Jail Inmates

Book Drive Garners Almost 2,000 Donations for Jail Inmates

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In Rock County, Wisconsin a book drive is underway to collect books for inmates at the Rock County Jail. They’ve currently collected over 1,700 books, with over fifty people contributing to the drive. Major proceeds for the book drive have been funded by the inmates themselves and the sheriff’s office.   Image Via Drexel.edu   The goal is to help provide a better environment for prison staffers as well as helping to rehabilitate and prepare the inmates for their eventual release and re-assimilation into society. Some of the books deal in parenting, spiritual and religious guidance, and various self-help practices. The sheriff’s …