Developed in 2008 the Toys for Tots Literacy Program is designed to offer our nation's most economically disadvantaged children direct access to books and educational resources to enhance their ability to read. The goal is for every child that qualifies for Toys for Tots to receive a book along with their toy.
This year Gathering Volumes had a collection box for Toys for Tots and when we dropped off the collected donations we learned the local Toys for Tots program had not received an expected delivery of books and that approximately 5,500 children in the area would not be receiving books with their toys. We have since been on a mission to get every child a book. As of Thursday, December 13 we have collected books and donations to ensure 750 children receive a book.
If you would like to donate you can do so in store or with this link.
Book Lists of 2018!
Gathering Volumes distributed over 12,000 Holiday Catalogs this Holiday Season. The catalogs contain recommendations that we and the members of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association would make great gifts for anyone on your Holiday List!
100 Notable Books of 2018
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
Of all the outstanding titles that grabbed The Washington Post's attention this year, these 10 stood out.