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LA Times Festival of Books: Making a Push for Donating Books

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While we're not usually ones to overly promote Target, we were thrilled to see an area at this year's LA Times Festival of Books that is dedicated to book donation. The target truck was front and center, the signage was out and the opens bins stood ready to receive donations.

Festival-goers were encouraged to bring their new or gently used books to the donation station so the books could be delivered to schools in need.

The number of donated books was added to the total throughout the day. No word yet on how many books in total have been donated, but by late afternoon on Saturday, there weren't a ton of folks lining up to give away their books and we wonder how many people knew about it in advance (so they could bring their books) and if they did know, how many were willing to lug them around the festival until they found the drop-off location.