A campaign by authors to help Syrian refugees and ignited by Patrick Ness and Hank and John Green has raised more than £100,000 in less than a day.
Celebrity chefs have collaborated on a new charity cookbook, Soup for Syria, to help fund food relief efforts for Syrian refugees.
Roger Tagholm visits the ‘jungle’ migrant camp in Calais, France and reports a new library has been established, but still needs many books.
The Italian Publishers Association has produced a song praising the ‘lives of a book’ for a reading promotion, with revenues going to the visually impaired.
Dani Zacarias of Worldreader argues book donations have a dramatic impact on the developing world and it is both easier and cheaper in the digital age.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has spent a decade leveraging the skills of publishing pros bring the love of books to remote communities in Australia.
A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers
An innovative collaboration between a French children’s publisher l’école des loisirs and a children’s hospital results in something extraordinary.
Scholastic has donated 1 million books to Reach Out and Read, a literacy charity that works to provide books to at-risk children via doctors and nurses.
Formerly part of Borders, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation has given some $4.1 million to 2,700 individuals since 1996. Now, they’re auctioning Borders’ old signage.