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Give the Gift of Reading: Free Books in Denver

Peyton Garcia
Peyton Garcia
Posted on August 29
A Little Free Library.

A Little Free Library. (ImagineGolf / Getty Images)

When you give the gift of a book, you’re gifting more than just a literacy tool — you’re gifting the power of knowledge, the joy of imagination, and a journey to new and faraway places. Here are a few ways you can give the gift of a book to others in your community.

The Bookies Book Registry

This Denver book-lovers staple manages an online book registry for local teachers where educators from schools and districts across metro Denver (public, private, and charter) can request specific books they want for their classroom! All you have to do is browse and buy.

Little Free Libraries

Dotted in neighborhoods around the world, Little Free Libraries are public bookcases where community members are encouraged to “take a book, share a book.” They’re largely unmanaged and open to anyone. Find a Free Little Library near you, or start your own!


BookGive is a local nonprofit committed to ensuring fair access to books for everyone by distributing books to Denver schools, organizations, and book-lovers of all kinds! Any metro Denver org can request a book donation. BookGive also operates the Free Book Room, open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 4890 Lowell Blvd.

Counterpath Free Book Store

Counterpath is a free, donation-based bookstore located at 7935 E. 14th Ave. The mission is simple and honest — free books for anyone who wants them!

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