Give local students the gift of reading this holiday season by supporting Bookshop Santa Cruz's Holiday Book Drive, cosponsored by the Santa Cruz Warriors and Good Times. Santa Cruz City Schools and Bookshop Santa Cruz are partnering to gather donations of books for use in school libraries and classrooms. You can contribute to the Holiday Book Drive by making a monetary donation (below) to school libraries and classrooms, or specific books at a discount to donate. Our book drive runs online and in-store through December 31st.
Contributions will be distributed by the Santa Cruz Education Foundation, the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, the Live Oak School District, and the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation.
Our public schools can most use monetary donations, so that their librarians and teachers have the greatest flexibility in acquiring the books they need. All schools will receive 20% off the books they purchase with your monetary donation for their classrooms and libraries. Make your donation by using the links at the bottom of the page or at our cash registers in the store.
If you would prefer to donate a specific book to our local schools, you can receive 20% OFF books purchased for the Holiday Book Drive through December 31st. Use the coupon code DONATE in the Shopping Cart screen to apply the 20% discount to all of your book donations. To make sure the donation items are kept separate from other items you are purchasing for yourself, please place a separate order for books that you want to donate. You can view this year's frequently requested books here.
Whether making a monetary or book donation, you may indicate a specific school or school district to receive your donation in the Order Comments in the Check-Out Screen of your order, or leave it blank for your donation to be allocated where it is most needed. If you would like to gift your donation, please indicate in the order comments in whose name we shall make the donation, and we will place a giftable card on hold at our Information Desk to gift this holiday season to your loved ones.