Bringing Kids and Books Together since 1989.

Nashville's youth needs support from you. Help improve child literacy by donating to Book'em.

Our Mission

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.


Support the Cause

Help us continue to connect Children and books, ultimately giving the priceless gift of literacy.

Every $2.50 provides a book to a child in need. Donate through our website, via Venmo (@bookemkidsnash), or by mailing a check to Book'em, 161 Rains Ave. Nashville, TN 37203.

Schedule an appointment to drop off new, like-new, or very gently used books in great condition for youth ages 0-18, or send books directly to Book'em through our Amazon wish list.

Fill out our volunteer application to get involved with Book'em in the future, whether that's sorting books, reading to kids, or helping out at a special event.

Spread the word by sharing this one time donation link, telling family and friends about Book 'Em, or interacting with us on social media.


By The Numbers


Books Distributed in 2023


Books Distributed Since 1989

Through Smiles

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"RIF allows students to see that not only does their teacher feel that reading is important but the community does as well."

"This program is transformational for students and brings my students such joy!"

"Having someone besides their teacher read to them is critical in increasing reading motivation."

- Teachers Whose Class Participated in the RIF Book'em Program

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