Gone Reading International

Gone Reading International, markets a line of great products for book lovers and readers, and donates 100% of the after-tax profits to fund new libraries in the developing world. I think what they’re doing is amazing. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’re aware that we don’t have good public libraries here in the Philippines and that’s not going to change anytime soon. It’s one of my biggest frustrations and yet I can’t really complain because I’m thankful enough that I have a job that lets me earn money to buy the books that I want to read. So I really don’t mind spreading the word about Gone Reading and their products because it’s for a great cause. Here’s more information from their homepage:

Gone Reading International, LLC was founded to bring the magic effect of reading and books to places where they don’t exist. We believe that when people have open access to great reading materials, life always changes for the better. When libraries and reading materials are made available, entire villages, communities and their citizens achieve unprecedented levels of self-sufficiency.

That’s why Gone Reading International donates 100% of after-tax profits to fund new reading libraries and other literacy projects in the developing world. By purchasing GoneReading brand gifts and merchandise, you’re treating yourself and the world at large to a wonderful gift. All purchases from GoneReading – from our book lights to our book club gifts – help contribute to our philanthropic work.

We donate to great non-profits such as READ Global and Ethiopia Reads, amazing organizations with proven models, long track records, and dedicated teams on the ground. Such groups partner with local villages and communities in the most underdeveloped parts of the world to effect real change.

Brad Wirz, founder and CEO of the company, kindly sent me an email informing me that they created a special discount for followers of my blog: CHACHICS25

The coupon expires one month from today, and is good for 25% off of any purchases at http://www.GoneReading.com except our bookends. There is no risk of “oversharing” it, so don’t hesitate to mention via social media or other online channels, too! We still earn a margin even after the discount, and the online buzz you create for us helps our Google rankings, bringing in plenty of new shoppers!

They ship within the U.S. and internationally to Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Some of their products are bookmarks, book journals and book lights. I thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the products that look interesting to help the rest of you decide what to get. I think this bookish board game is awesome:

I also like these shirts for women:

Head on over Gone Reading’s website and see if there’s anything that you’d like to buy. Don’t forget to use this coupon code: CHACHICS25 to get a 25% discount.


16 thoughts on “Gone Reading International

    • Alexa, I hope you can shop over there in the future. Sigh, it’s sad that we don’t have good public libraries here, right? LOL like I said, I don’t think things will change anytime soon but we’ll see.

      • Do know if there are any organizations in the Philippines like Ethiopia Reads Chachic? If not you should work on starting one someday. 🙂 I really can’t imagine a world without libraries.

      • Holly, I was thinking about it but I don’t think there’s an organization as big as READ Global or Ethiopia Reads here in the Philippines (or if there’s something like it, I haven’t heard of it). But there are groups that do what they can for certain libraries – I’ve heard of book drives and people asking for book donations for some libraries in the provinces.

  1. Thank you for bringing Gone Reading International to my attention, Chachic! What an awesome company, this is exactly the type of thing I love to support, and it’s wonderful of them to provide the coupon code. Loving the blowfish book charm, and I’m always a fan of Librarian/Library tees!

    • I don’t mind spreading the word about the company because I fully support their goals. Yeah, I think it’s nice that they gave a discount coupon for my blog followers. 🙂 Hey, let me know what you end up getting!

    • Maja, sometimes living in the Philippines sucks! I can’t imagine Europe not being amazing though. I’ve always wanted to go there. 😛 Hopefully, Gone Reading will branch out and include more countries in the list of places they deliver to.

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