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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Gone Reading International and Book Light Giveaway

                                          
Bookends from Gone Reading.
 My mission has always been to promote literacy and learning, especially among boys. Every once in a while, I find a company whose literacy products I'm not only impressed with, but whose mission fits mine. GONE READING is one such company. Not only do they sell great products, but they are involved in philanthropic work which promotes literacy.

Gone Reading International donates 100% of after-tax profits to provide funding for libraries in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. In addition, Gone Reading donates to non-profit groups such as READ Global and Ethopia Reads. I believe that literacy and education lifts people all around the world from poverty.

After a volunteer trip to Central America in 2010 in which he helped build a library in the Honduran jungle, Gone Reading's founder, Brad Wirz, wanted to find a way to spread the magic of reading on a broader scale. When he returned to the U.S., Wirz spent six months researching the challenges facing libraries around the world and decided he could put his marketing back ground to work to create funding for libraries. Thus, Gone Reading International was born.

What I love about Gone Reading besides the fact the company gives back is that they have great products to promote literacy. The products aren't just for adults either. There are some great products for children as well. 


It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: A Game About books, looks like a great game for older children as well as adults. I'm not sure how well I would do, but I'd love to give it a try.
 

I was thrilled to see book lights in the Gone Reading store. I've always wanted one. Gone Reading has generously agreed to give one of my lucky readers a book light. They have also agreed to give my readers a discount on all of their products except the bookends. Please use code BOYSTOBOOKS15 at checkout. Code expires at the end of March, 2012.


Contest Details: Contest begins 3/1/2012 and ends 3/11/2012 at 12:01 a.m. EST. Please use Rafflecopter form to enter. By entering, you agree to the terms listed on the entry form. Open to U.S. only. Reader will receive one booklight.

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49 comments:

maria.selke said...

Wow... I love their shirts!
And I love their blogger connection. I may have to try that out myself! Maybe once I have a bigger audience, anyway.

maria.selke said...

Liking your site on FB didn't work from the rafflecopter link.

Robin Blankenship said...

Would love the Book Journal – “Books I’ve Read” – Full Size in purple

Abigail@The Story Factory Reading Zone said...

What lovely products- I wish I was in the US so that I could enter for that booklight (but I have several alreay so that would probably be a bit greedy anyway).

Returning the Alexa hop (sorry about the delay)

pmj said...

They have some really cute t-shirts.

pjames330 at aol dot com

Kathy said...

Love the Book Journals.

bloomerbear said...

Miniature Book Light - Mini Flex LED

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thanks

Cathe Olson said...

I'm glad to know about this site . . . I've been looking for prizes for our school readathon.

Inacreus said...

Salute 4 Brad Wirz. Wht he did was amazing. Not much people will do like wht he did. I love reading, i even have my own library. But nothing more could makes me satisfied than share my collections with the people arround me who love to read. U got much by reading, so thts why i like to share. 4 me wht Brad did was a great thought n also a great action. He has helped many people. I wish the company would be more successfull.

Madeline Brubaker said...

I like the XtraFlex2 LED Book Light.

Patty White said...

I like the Owl Book End Set!!
patty432@gmail.com

Diane W said...

I learned that they have some very reasonably priced journals.

T and C Sligh said...

I love the e-reader light and i LOVE the jane austen inspired read and weep t-shirt!!!

Jeni Monroe said...

I love the When's wine club tee

xraygirl said...

I would like to have the dog charm bookmark.
xraygirl2008(at)hotmail(dot)com

Robin said...

I like their t-shirts
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

aggcalifornia said...

They also sell clothing and it is super cute! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

- lablogs@yahoo.com

Kathleen Conner said...

I learned that the seek to spread the magic of reading and books, through increased funding for libraries around the world. I'm impressed and support this fully.

klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

rachel0 said...

love the dino bookends

Andrea said...

I really need a new booklight. :D

Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I really like the owl book ends!

John Billiris said...

I learned that they donate 100% of after-tax profits to libraries and reading-centered non-profits! WOW.

cbstrat (at) gmail (dot) com

Missy L said...

I LOVE the Librarians Rock! shirt for women. My mom is a librarian and I'm gonna get it for her :)

corey1971 said...

That they give 100% of their after-tax profit to libraries and related charities. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

Diana said...

Their games look fun
hrddiana556@gmail.com

Marija said...

I would love the full size "Books I've Read" journal.

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

BethElderton said...

I like the "Librarians Rock" t-shirt :)
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

I like the Pride and Prejudice Trivia Game!

http://gonereading.com/product/pride-prejudice-trivia-game-great-jane-austen-gift/

rj7777 said...

They have a lot of cute shirts and journals that I like. I love that what they make goes to libraries and other reading endeavors. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

marcia goss said...

I learned that they donate 100% of after-tax profits to libraries and reading-centered non-profits.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

Dealsfan32 said...

I like the
Book Journal – “Books I’ve Read” – Full Size

Claudia

eclairre said...

I really like the owl book ends!

Juana said...

I like their bookmarks: The Bite Me bookmark & The Cake Charm bookmark.

jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy W. said...

I like the Read Nap Repeat Tshirt. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

NeKisha said...

I learned what a book plate it. They carry some very pretty ones!

Nancy said...

I like the Beach T-Shirt for men: Gone reading.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I like the Book Journal – “Books I’ve Read” – Mini Size. But i also really like the book lights!
kathyross75@yahoo.com

beautytolove said...

-I love the XtraFlex2 LED Book Light

Email: starseeds88 (at) yahoo dot com
THANKS!! :)

beautytolove said...

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THANKS!! :)

Amy V said...

i'd like one of their journals

annae07 at aol dot com

BritneyLuver said...

I learned this:

Gone Reading International spreads the magic of reading by donating 100% of after-tax profits to libraries and reading-centered non-profits

kirstensapphire said...

I love their Chill out and Read Penguin t - shirt for women.

Kirstenkp@gmail.com

Candie L said...

I like Readers Do It In The Daylight tshirt. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I like the full size books ive read book journal wilcarvic
[at]gmail[dot[com]]

kathy brower said...

i like the owl bookends.

Valerie & Its the SimpleThings said...

I like all the book journals!! <3

my_2_cents at hotmail dot com

jadavis said...

The Bookworm” Bookplates
Jadavis42@students.tntech.edu

Heather R said...

I would also like the Book Journal – “Books I’ve Read”

thransom@gmail.com

Maria B. said...

I like the Pig Charm Bookmark or the Book Journal – “Books I’ve Read”

Thanks for opportunity,
riadeliza823(at)ymail(dot)com

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