Join a different kind of book club

NSCRC children with Book Aid boxI love giving books as gifts – there’s always that sense of offering up a whole world for your recipient to discover!

Just because the festive season is officially over, there’s no need to close off that generous part of yourself. In fact, this year, why not give that gift to someone who will really appreciate it?

The Reverse Book Club was devised in 2007 as a means of directly connecting Book Aid International supporters with individual readers. It works exactly like your average book club, except you’ll never receive any of the books you buy – instead they’ll be sent on your behalf to people in the developing world, bringing all those page-bound possibilities, adventures and experiences to classrooms, libraries and minds hungry for them.

How does it work?

You have the option of signing up for a monthly subscription of £6, £10 or £25.

Over the course of a year, a £6 monthly club membership translates into 36 books to stock a community library, reaching children and adults who might otherwise not have the opportunity to enjoy reading for pleasure or learning.

A £10 monthly club membership could result in a hospital receiving 60 books.

A £25 membership could provide a starter library for a school, equipped with around 150 books.

The Reverse Book Club is simple, practical and cost less per month than your Sunday newspaper. And each monthly gift of £6 means Book Aid International can send three more books!”

Supporters include Bloomsbury Publishing, Foyles and The Book Society.

To find out how you can become a Reverse Book Club member, visit www.bookaid.org/donate/.

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