Frontlist | Virtual Book Fair Raising Money to Donate Books to Students
Less than two weeks remain in the crowdfunding campaign for Skylight Books’ Virtual Book Fair fundraiser, the bookstore’s plan to get hundreds of books into the hands of kids at Los Angeles Unified School District students from across the city, all for free.
With this project, Skylight hopes to give between 150 and 350 books to each of seven LAUSD school communities — though that’s a top-end estimate if the project hits its $20,000 goal. As of Monday afternoon, the project has raised about $8,500 through crowdsourcing platform IndieGoGo, with 12 days to go before its Nov. 7 deadline.
If the fundraiser misses the mark, Skylight still plans to donate books and set aside funding for deliveries. But hitting that $20,000 goal would make their booksellers ecstatic.