Sunday, January 31, 2010

Barnes & Noble Donates More Than 1.1 Million Books to Nonprofit Organizations, Schools, Libraries and Literacy Partners All across the Country

Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced today that it collected and donated more than 1.1 million books for children in need all over the country during its 2009 Holiday Book Drive, thanks to the generous support of customers and its enthusiastic booksellers. In addition, Barnes & Noble donated another 150,000 books to students in the New Orleans School District through Reader to Reader, Inc., a non-profit organization that distributes books to schools and libraries in need, and 50,000 to Toys for Tots, which collects and distributes toys as Christmas gifts to needy children.

Community partners who have already begun distributing the books collected by Barnes & Noble booksellers include schools, libraries, and social service organizations.

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