Sunday, 19 February 2012

Gone Reading International

I heard about Gone Reading several months back and thought their mission was pretty awesome:

Gone Reading International, LLC was founded to bring the magic effect of reading and books to places where they don’t exist. We believe that when people have open access to great reading materials, life always changes for the better. When libraries and reading materials are made available, entire villages, communities and their citizens achieve unprecedented levels of self-sufficiency.

That’s why Gone Reading International donates 100% of after-tax profits to fund new reading libraries and other literacy projects in the developing world. By purchasing GoneReading brand gifts and merchandise, you’re treating yourself and the world at large to a wonderful gift. All purchases from GoneReading – from our book lights to our book club gifts – help contribute to our philanthropic work.
Gone Reading sells various book related products: book lights, bookmarks, book ends, book journals and t-shirts (men's and women's).  And for the next month, if you use this code: SCIFIFL25 you'll get 25% off your purchase of anything other than book ends (sorry if you only want the book ends).  They've also got free shipping for orders over $25 in the US.

Their designs are cheeky and fun and the products practical for the readers on your gift list.

You can read more of their mission statement here if you're curious who they donate the proceeds to.

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