Historic moment happening here! Books for Keeps is holding its first-ever book drive.

18 drop-off locations around Athens, GA (including Watkinsville & Winder) will be collecting books October 1-31.

These books will be the primary weapon in our fight to end summer slide in Athens, so clean off your bookshelves! Just look for the Books for Keeps drop-off bin at any Athens-area First American Bank, Locos, Earth Fare, or at one of our many partner locations; see the full list below. (Map)

Don’t have books to donate? We have a wish list of our top requests (books kids WANT to read) posted on Amazon; they’ll ship the books straight to Books for Keeps. Or, donate funds and we’ll buy the books. We also love book store gift cards!

Drop-off Locations: (Map)

Athens Banner-Herald: 1 Press Place; 8am-5pm Mon-Fri
ACC Recycling: 725 Hancock Industrial; 8am-5pm Mon-Fri
City Salon & Spa: 100 Athens West Pkwy; Hours vary Mon-Sat
Classic City Orthodontics: 600 Oglethorpe Ave, Hours vary Mon-Fri
Classic City Orthodontics: 1091 Park Drive, Watkinsville; Hours vary Mon-Fri
EarthFare: 1689 South Lumpkin St.; 9AM-9PM 7 days/week
First American Bank: All Locations. Map/Hours
Habitat for Humanity ReStore: 532 Barber Street; 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Locos Eastside: 1985 Barnett Shoals Road; 11am-11pm 7 days/week
Locos Westside: 2020 Timothy Road; 11am-11pm 7 days/week
Locos Intown: 581 South Harris Street; 11am-11pm 7 days/week
Piedmont College – The Cafe: 595 Prince Avenue; 9am-5pm Mon-Fri/ lunch Sun

Don’t put it off… go clean off your bookshelves right now. Your books will make a difference in an Athens child’s educational development. What could be more important?

PS: If you’re in the Macon area, take your books to Susan Cooper at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center. (Thanks Mom!)