Hello all! BookPeople has officially kicked off its season of giving! If you’ve stopped by the store in the past month you’ve probably seen our brand new 2018 catalogue! The catalogue is full of our favorite books, gift items, and this year, charities! To further celebrate those charities we will be posting spotlights throughout the month! Each weekday for the next few weeks, we’ll be hosting “give-back” days in the store for a different organization. Mention that day’s organization’s give-back promotion, and 20% of your purchase will be donated to them.* Check out our calendar or visit this page to find out more.
First up—The Library Foundation! The Library foundation helps make the Austin Public Library more accessible and entertaining. Have you ever been to an author event or film screening at the library? Then you’ve seen The Library Foundation in action! The Library Foundation, with the help of their supporters, works to create diverse programs that increase literacy, reading, and access to knowledge. The foundation’s programs include the mayor’s book club, writing workshops, youth activities, and literacy programs.
In addition to their fun and insightful programs, The Library Foundation also helps with the upkeep, preservation, and growth of the library. The foundation brings in art and expands the wonderful collection of books held at the Austin Central Library. Without the help of the foundation, this Austin gem wouldn’t be the same!
Bookseller Susan chose The Library Foundation to go with her favorite book of the year, Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, which Susan calls “perhaps the best and most memorable true crime book in recent history.”
Go check out the Austin Central Library and see all the great work The Library has done for our community. And while you’re there, browse the true crime section for great books like I’ll Be Gone in the Dark!
Don’t forget to mention The Library Foundation TODAY at the registers!
For more information visit: http://austinlibrary.org/
*not valid for purchase of gift cards, camp registrations, or coffee shop items*