Indigenous Literacy – it all happens tomorrow

by |September 1, 2009

indigenousliteracydaytileHere is an easy way to get involved in a simple, effective and meaningful community activity.

Simply buy a book tomorrow (September 2) from any of the booksellers supporting the Indigenous Literacy Project.

Booktopia is donating 5% of its sales tomorrow to this fantastic organisation. Of course, we trade 24 hours a day, go for it, any time from midnight tonight.

We have a huge range, all the latest releases, great bargains, the books that no one else can be bothered chasing for you. You can even order your copy of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol for a world-beating price.

I am sending out my newsletter, Booktopia Buzz, tomorrow as well because I really want to get the most out of this opportunity to support reading in remote communities.

So what is it all about? Basically it is a really well thought out, well run industry-wide initiative to raise literacy levels in isolated regions. This is done by providing books and literacy resources to indigenous communities. The Indigenous Literacy Project is a partnership between the Australian book industry and the Fred Hollows Foundation and its patron is Therese Rein who is  passionate about the project. It is supoprted by the Australian Publishers Association and the Australian Booksellers Association.

Of course, you can support it directly by donating at any time. But if you buy a book from us tomorrow, (September 2),  the project will be getting a whole lot more.

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