With so many people locked away because of the coronavirus pandemic, access to books has never been more important. Books can be a lifeline, an escape, a connection to another time or place, to a kinder, challenging or more exciting world, help with learning, understanding, fire ambition; they can challenge, change, comfort or confirm – sometimes all at the same time!
Books for some are beyond their budget, they just can’t afford to buy them. Children whose imaginations were sparked by what they found in the school or local library are now isolated at home. Parents tasked with educating their children are also fearful of losing their job – unsure about spending money on books when food and bills might soon become an issue. For these and others, books can be a respite from personal circumstances, but only if they are available.
Help your neighbour
We are launching ‘Help your neighbour’; a campaign to give books to those who might otherwise struggle to buy them. By using the coupon code ‘helpyourneighbour’, customers can purchase books for others at a 50% discount with free delivery. Graffeg will send your books to the person or family you nominate, to someone you know who might be struggling or in need of support, or to a charity to give to a family, a child or a person in need.