Barnes & Noble holiday book drive focuses on Boys & Girls Clubs


Barnes & Noble Grand Rapids invites customers to give the gift of reading to children in need during the company’s annual Holiday Book Drive, taking place Nov. 1, through Jan. 1.  The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive provides customers the opportunity to donate books to locally designated non-profit organizations. Last year, Barnes & Noble customers and booksellers provided more than 1.5 million books to more than 650 local charitable organizations that provide services to children across the country.


Holiday Book Drive recipients throughout the country include schools, libraries, literacy organizations, family social service agencies and homeless centers.  This year, the Grand Rapids Barnes & Noble, located at 3195 28th St. SE, will be collecting books for Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids.


“The Holiday Book Drive is a favorite program of both booksellers and customers across the country,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President, Business Development for Barnes & Noble.  “Customers often purchase and donate a personal childhood favorite as a way to pass on a holiday tradition to a child in their local community.”


Barnes & Noble Grand Rapids will host a kick-off event during Friday Morning Storytime to celebrate the season of giving Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. featuring special guest Rachael Ruiz. After the kick-off event, Barnes & Noble Grand Rapids will host a bookfair during our annual Polar Express Pajama Party Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. to further benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids featuring special guest Grand Rapids Police Department Chief David Rahinsky.


To find out how to participate in the Holiday Book Drive, contact the Grand Rapids Barnes & Noble Business Community Development Manager Kimberly Stoffel at 616-940-0844.