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Vancouver + New York: A Good Book Drive


Heads up to everyone living in Vancouver and New York, the annual event known as A Good Book Drive is currently running until the end of the month in both cities. The project is a simple way to encourage a new generation of readers and to get good books into the hands of kids who need new ones.

All you have to do is buy a copy of your favourite kid’s book and drop it off at one of the drop-off sites. At each site they will give you a giant sticker to put inside the front cover, to be used to write a special note to the kid that will receive your book.

If you follow them on Instagram you’ll be able to see what book I donated when it gets shared there (should be soon).

See a full list of Vancouver and New York drop-off locations below!

A Good Book Drive Vancouver Drop-off Spots:

Nelson the Seagull – 315 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Collage Collage – 621 Kingsway, Vancouver
Dilly Dally – 1161 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
MakerLabs – 196 Kingsway, Vancouver
ArtStarts – 808 Richards Street, Vancouver
Walrus – 3408 Cambie Street, Vancouver
This Open Space – 434 Columbia Street, Vancouver
The Shop – 432 Columbia Street, Vancouver
Much and Little – 2541 Main Street, Vancouver
Banyen Books & Sound – 3608 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
JDs Barber Shop – 235 Abbott Street, Vancouver
The Juice Truck – 28 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Lifetime Collective – 4386 Main Street, Vancouver
Rain or Shine Ice Cream – 102-1926 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver


A Good Book Drive NYC Drop-off Spots

Little Skips Cafe in Bushwick – 941 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Daily Press Coffee in Bed-Stuy – 505 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Will Leather Goods in SoHo – 29 Prince Street, New York, NY
Everyman Espresso in East Vilage – 136 E 13th St, New York, NY
Budin NYC in Greenpoint – 14 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Modern Anthology in DUMBO – 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

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