I just wanted to take a step back and appreciate people who are making someone’s day by giving out so much book love .
Buy A Stranger A Book
Big Green Books are running the very nice #BuyAStrangerABook every Wednesday on the twitter .
How It Works :
- They make a post asking if anyone wants to buy someone a book for a stranger
- They ask if anyone wants a book
- They send out books to the person who asked for it .
Simple , right ? You could buy books for someone or get books from a stranger . They recently also did a #BuyShelterABook , where you paid to buy books for a shelter .
To Read More : Big Green Books
Next is Best
While this initiative is not as organised , it is also stemmed from the efforts of a book lover trying to help others find books they can’t afford . Mr Vikas , who came with this , is buying books for anyone asking him . He goes ahead to share in his feed that he once found it hard to get books , back in those days and is now looking forward to helping others find books .
How it Works :
- Go to Next is Best , where you could find his email at the right corner of the website
- Email him to check if he could get the book for you ( if the book is affordable )
- Send him your address . Get the book .
Open E-books is a library containing popular books and is accessible to children from in-need communities . This is an initiative to encourage reading in kids . They have associated with several nice publishers like bloomsbury , Hachette , Penguin Random House , etc to bring quality books to children .
How it Works :
- If you’re an educator , librarian or program administrator and atleast 70% of the children in your program are from low-income families , you are eligible to access Open Ebooks
- You have to sign up with their First Book and request your free codes
- Download and Access
To Read More : Open E-books – Get Started
Pages For Children
This is a non-profit organisation sending out books , gifts , etc to children who are hospitalised . They take it upon themselves to do all the work and all you have to do is donate for this wonderful cause .
To Read More : Pages For Children
I know there are several other wonderful initiatives and I think they all deserve to be appreciated for what they do .
Do you know of other wonderful initiatives ?