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Enchanting the Mind, One Book at a Time

February 17, 2021

 

Our core purpose at Book Depot is Enchanting the Mind – one book at a time! This is our why, our purpose, and our passion behind everything we do. We believe we are not just selling books; rather, we are positively impacting the lives of millions of people both locally and across the globe.

 

The Meaning Behind Enchanting the Mind

What does Enchanting the Mind mean? For some, it is about bringing joy to the avid reader and building their imagination. For some, it is about sharing information so people can learn and be educated. And for others, it is ensuring the most vulnerable have access to books.

So how exactly have we been living out our core purpose? During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed that the need for books is stronger than ever. Because of this need, we implemented several initiatives to provide books to those both within our immediate community and beyond.

 

Supporting the Local Community

Staff holding Book Depot book donations

 

Recognizing that seniors in our local community were isolated, we donated books and activity books to a number of long-term care homes. By refreshing their bookshelves, we hoped to bring some joy to the residents during this difficult time. The response of gratitude that we received was overwhelming!

 

 

Stack of donated books

 

The Book Depot staff started a Community Book Drop initiative knowing that our community had limited access to books with the library and bookstore closures. The team collected books from our warehouse and did book drops to family, friends and neighbours. Once finished with the books, the recipients were encouraged to pass the books along as a way to “pay it forward.”

 

Supporting Underserved Communities

Children holding donated books

 

Book Depot also partnered with many nonprofit organizations across North America to make books accessible to youth in underserved communities. The books donated to these organizations were used to equip children with the literacy skills needed to help them be successful and reach their full potential.

 

These are just a few examples of how we at Book Depot actively live out our core purpose of Enchanting the Mind. Ultimately, every day that we show up to work, we are grateful to be a part of enchanting minds with the books shipped.

 

We also recognize that our customers (you!) play a significant role in enchanting minds and we are so encouraged by the work you do to help make books accessible around the world. By providing quality books at low prices, we can all do our part to make books available to those who need them most. We look forward to continuing to work together on Enchanting the Mind!

 

Shannon Vermeer

Marketing Director

Book Depot

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