VIRGINIA LUCAS HART

Spring Cleaning Step 1: Donate Books!

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I received Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop "SEE" newsletter this morning and it was all about children's books. Nothing like a list of recommendations to peruse for inspiration to brighten my morning!

Included in the newsletter was a tidbit about an event going on in Manhattan this Saturday, April 10th. ReadThis and The Center for Fiction are joining together in an attempt to collect 5,000 book donations for children in need, pre-K through 12th grade, in NYC schools. Writers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Rick Moody, Kurt Andersen, Adam Haslett, Martha McPhee, Sam Lipsyte, Jamaica Kincaid, Scott Westerfeld, Natalie Standiford, Justine Larbalestier and even Cecily von Ziegesar (Gossip Girl) will also be participating in panel discussions and workshops for both children and adults. The event will run from 11am until 5pm at 17 East 47th Street. For more information, check out their website.

until next time,

g