Book'em will be CLOSED Friday, February 19th due to hazardous weather conditions. We hope to be back in the office on Monday. Stay safe out there!

Books Distributed in 2020


Books Distributed Since 1989


Book’em's mission is to create a more literate Nashville and ignite children’s passion for reading through book ownership and enthusiastic volunteers. We envision a future in Nashville where all children own books and know first-hand the joy and value of reading.


The Black Book Project


The Black Book Project is an initiative launched by Book'em board member and volunteer Meredith McKinney to collect black books for children who would otherwise not have access to books that represent them. 


Now recruiting for (virtual) Read Me Day 2021!

Please note: Book'em is unable to accept book donations & distribute books until mid-February while we complete our inventory.

Book Donations will open again February 15th by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please choose an available time on our donation calendar. If there are no appointments available, we have reached our donation capacity for the time being. We will update the calendar as we're able to accept books again, so please check back there as well as on our social media platforms for new information.

Book Requests: We are working hard to get books for February & March distributions ready during this time, so organizations who need books in February or March (including for Read Across America Week), please submit your requests now.


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Book'em   •   161 Rains Ave. Nashville, TN 37203   •   (615) 255-1820

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