Local public school libraries always count on new books from Bookshop’s annual Holiday Book Drive to increase and update their collections, but between Covid-19 and the recent wildfires, they need our help more than ever. Many books that were checked out never made it back to schools, so libraries’ inventories are low while the need for books is high. Donations in any amount are so appreciated! They will be distributed by Santa Cruz City Schools, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Live Oak School District, and Scotts Valley Unified School District.
Bookshop Santa Cruz's Holiday Book Drive is cosponsored by the Santa Cruz Warriors and Good Times. You can contribute to the Holiday Book Drive by making a monetary donation to school libraries and classrooms, or specific books at a discount to donate. Our book drive will run online and in-store through December 31st.
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. To make a monetary donation, please add the dollar amount you would like to donate below to your cart.
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. We will soon have a list of this year's frequently requested books.
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.