ReadThis joined Greenlight Bookstore at the Brooklyn Flea on Saturday, July 24, to raise books for the Andrew Jackson Middle School in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Many generous donors bought (134) or brought (135) a remarkable 269 books to help rebuild a library, ready for the the school’s reopening post-Katrina this year.
Sure it was 97 degrees out, but it was actually fun, thanks to ReadThis volunteers Buster Black, Peter Harper, Martin Korsin, Biz Mitchell, Alexandra Ringe, and Jeffrey Rotter. Many thanks go to the delightful Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo of Greenlight Bookstore, who sold the books from morning to evening — and shipped the books down to Louisiana. And of course, gratitude goes to Eric Demby for inviting ReadThis to come to the Flea and for providing so well for us.
1301 books down toward our goal of 1400 for the school, 99 to go. Check our link to find how you can help finish the job.