How We Give: The Book-for-Book Promise™

For every book we sell, we donate one to a child in need. Book for book. Child for child. It's our promise.

How Our Giving Works

Tally

Every six months, we total the number of books that were sold across all channels (direct sales, trade stores, specialty accounts, e-commerce—everything!) Every book counts.

Ship to Partners

We ship an equal number of books to our literacy partners. Sometimes, we'll print books specially formatted for this purpose. Other times, we'll pull from our Bushel & Peck inventory.

Distribute Worldwide

Our distribution partners will ship the books they receive to their respective areas of work. From Africa to inner city schools in the U.S. to refugee camps halfway across the world, books will find their way into the hands of kids that need them most.

Prospective Book Recipients

Book Aid International
The Book Foundation
Pajama Program
Room to Read

Learn More

All the books we send are brand new—in most cases, they're still packaged in the box. Some donations will include books that were returned by retailers, but we're sure to only picks ones that are in excellent shape. Most of our donated books are paperbacks—they're lightweight to ship, can fit more in a box, and are cheaper to print, all of which means more books for every child.

Over 60% of low-income families have no books for children. Help us donate

1,000,000 books by 2028.