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BookPeople Presents: National Readathon Day!

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Readathon! Make #timetoread

  • Saturday, January 24 12PM - 4PM
    • It's National Readathon Day! 

      We're raising money for National Book Foundation by hosting a reading party.

      Want to help? Join our team!

      How it works: Across the country today, people are reading to raise money for National Book Foundation. It's simple - either sign up to be a fundraiser or join our team and donate through our page. You can fundraise individually, join an existing team such as ours, or start your own of friends, family, and colleagues.

      Once you've donated: Commit to making #timetoread on Saturday, January 24. Our quiet, peaceful third floor space will be reserved for anyone who wants to sit down and read from 12PM to 4PM. Can you make it the entire four hours? Go for as long as you can! If you can't join us here at the store, make time to read wherever you are. 

      More about National Readathon Day: You might take for granted how easy it is for you to read this sentence, but millions of Americans still struggle with basic literacy. 40% of American adults are either at or below basic reading proficiency, and 14% are fully illiterate. But the trouble doesn’t stop there. Each year, millions of Americans — especially our youth — are losing touch with the power and importance of reading books. As Malcolm X said, “People don’t realize how a whole life can be changed by one book.”

      Help change lives this winter by celebrating National Readathon Day with Penguin Random House, GoodReads, Mashable, and the National Book Foundation. Together with your support, we hope to help fund their efforts to educate, tutor, create and sustain a lifelong love of reading.