The Book Angels Program

 This year's requests have been filled! Many thanks to our hundreds of donors and volunteers.

 We happily accept donations year-round; click HERE to give.

 You can also support our local school libraries HERE!


The holiday season finds Galllery Bookshop alive with angels. Each year since 1994 we have collected the first names (along with age, first language and interests) of children in need on the Mendocino coast. The names are supplied by teachers, parents, and community groups such as the Project Sanctuary and Safe Passage. 

We display each child's particulars on a "book angel" which hangs in a beautiful wooden display. Gallery's customers are encouraged to pick the angel(s) that appeal to them and purchase a book (or books) for those children. Gallery volunteers spend many hours wrapping the books and decorating the packages. We track, sort and deliver the books to the children's sponsors for gift giving at holiday time.


If you'd like to be a Book Angel but can't visit in person, you can donate online.