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Keep Kids Reading Fundraiser

During this time of uncertainty, books are out of reach for many local kids. We know that reading is not only an important “skill” to keep up, but that books are needed now, more than ever, to provide escape, inspiration, and fun. Bookshop Santa Cruz is coordinating with local school districts, nonprofits, and organizations to help fill that gap—but we need your help to do so!

Since we began our fundraising efforts at the beginning of the shutdown, you have put $17,500 worth of books in the hands of local young readers, which have been distributed by Santa Cruz County schools and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County. This summer, the Boys & Girls Clubs were able to give books from our Summer Reading Program to young readers at each of their clubhouses!  

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Walls to Bridges Book Project as another way to bring the joy of reading to kids. Read more about this special project that provides books to system-impacted children here.

By contributing to our Keep Kids Reading Fundraiser, you will not only be putting books into the hands of children but also be helping Bookshop Santa Cruz. The purchase of these books will help keep our booksellers employed, and help sustain the store during this challenging time. Thank you so much!

How many books would you like to gift?