Friday Bonus: Brooklyn Book Drive

Occasionally we’re told about fun book- or art-related events happening here in the city, and when that happens, good neighbors that we are, we like to pass the news along. Today just such a bulletin landed in our inbox. Here’s the skinny: 


“The Great American Book Drive” Kicks off

National Campaign in Brooklyn


Better World Books Hosts Day-Long Community Fundraising Book Drive at Brooklyn Public Library



Better World Books hosts the “Great American Book Drive,” inviting area residents and community members of all ages to clean off their cluttered bookshelves and come out to donate used books to help raise money for Brooklyn Public Library’s collections and programs. 


Musical guest Lost in the Stacks will perform for the crowd from 11AM-1PM.


The event will also include green arts and crafts activities for kids, and a used book sale.


The event kicks off a national Better World Books program to raise money for literacy through local community book drives.



4 October 2008

10 am – 3 pm

(Band 11 AM-1 pm)



Brooklyn Public Library, Outdoor Plaza

10 Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn, NY 11238 

Apart from the worthiness of the cause, the best part of this is obviously the band name. I only hope Lost in the Stacks plays their old ballad, “Dewey Decimal Dreams,” which I remember crooning to my baby back in high school whenever we’d rendezvous in the library, section 536.

Better World Books also keeps a book blog that is worth checking out. “Book Drives For Better Lives!” says its motto. Yes! As you might expect by looking at their Category list, some of the best posts can be found under “Antiquarian Ramblings.”

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