The Great American Book at Brooklyn Public Library

September 8, 2010

“The Great American Book Drive” Returns to Brooklyn
Better World Books Hosts Day-Long Community Fundraising Book Drive at Brooklyn Public Library

What: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, and the event will also include a used book sale.

The event raises money for both the Brooklyn Public Library as well as global literacy initiatives, through Better World Books.

When:Saturday, October 2, 2010
10 am – 3 pm

Where:Brooklyn Public Library, Outdoor Plaza
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Emily Dean, 917.512.2081,
Malika L. Granville, 718.230.2211,

About Better World Books
Better World Books ( is a for-profit social enterprise that collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than two million new and used titles in stock, Better World Books is a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that balances the social, economic and environmental values of its stakeholders. Since its founding in 2003, the Mishawaka, Ind.-based company has raised over $8 million for its non-profit literacy, library and college partners and diverted more than 33 million books from landfills.

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