Give a Book

Give a Book is a charity dedicated to promoting books and the pleasure of reading in the hardest places. Their main work is in prisons, schools and with disadvantaged children.

Each Give a Book Bundle purchased will be delivered to a school, prison, or project supported by Give a Book.

The following three Give a Book Bundles are available to purchase in store and online:

Give a Book Bundle: Schools

The Schools bundle includes Sharna Jackson’s High-Rise Mystery, Tom Palmer’s Armistice Runner and Onjali Q. Rauf’s The Lion Above the Door.

Each bundle purchased will be delivered to a school project supported by Give a Book to promote reading for pleasure.

This could include a Breakfast Book Club, providing books alongside breakfast for primary school children, or supporting a school library Give a Book have helped create as part of their Whole School Reading Project.

Give a Book Bundle: Family Reading in Prisons

The Family Reading bundle includes a copy of Octopus Shocktopus!, Julian is a Mermaid, and Look Up!.

Each bundle purchased will be used by Give a Book for their project to support family reading in prisons.

Family Reading in Prisons injects a sense of normality into the family dynamic, allowing parents and children to bond over a story, despite the distance. Projects include in-person Family Days (gifting books for children to share with their parents during prison visits), and Purple Visits (supplying books for parents to read to their children via video call).

Give a Book Bundle: Book of the Month

The Book of the Month bundle includes a copy of Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, About Love and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov, and Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog.

Each month a special guest of Give a Book shares a book recommendation which is then sent to a Give a Book reading project.

This bundle contains books recommended by writers Cathy Rentzenbrink, William Fiennes, and Benjamin Zephaniah. Each bundle purchased will support various Give a Book reading projects to promote reading for pleasure.