Donate to The Reading Bug

Since opening The Reading Bug  bookstore in downtown San Carlos more than 10 years ago, we have strived to create a space for families that is more than just another retail shop - a community resource, a gathering spot, a place to learn and grow. We've brought incredible authors into our store and our schools. We've delighted children (some now grown!) with free story and craft times. We've hired the best-darned-staff of experts anywhere, and stocked our store with the very best books that we gladly recommend to anyone who asks.

We hope to remain in this community for many more years to come - to deliver all the Reading Bug goodness to you and your families, and to grow and maintain the enthusiasm of all the amazing young readers around us. But shelter in place requirements and our ongoing commitment to protecting the health of our customers, community and staff have meant that we've been unable to return to business - and sales - as usual.  As a result, we are humbly asking for your support.

We have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help support our store and our staff.

We know that there are many important causes that need support right now. Please, donate what you can, wherever you can - as we all face uncertainty in our future. And, if you choose to donate to us, in any amount, we are truly grateful. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and in your community. Read more about how we've responded throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic here.

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”  ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods