We’ve Donated Our Books

Lisbon’s Book Fair, which takes place in Parque Eduardo VII until September 13, once again hosts the “Donate your books” initiative. This project aims to collect hundreds of story books and school manuals to be donated to children in institutions, having already collected over 40.000 books since its launch in 2015.

Penny Rechkemmer, our Public Affairs Officer, met with Bruno Pires Pacheco, secretary-general of APEL (Portuguese Publishers and Booksellers Association), to participate in the initiative on behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Portugal.

We donated more than 200 books to promote a love of reading among children supported by charitable institutions, and we invite everyone to participate as well.

Woman and man holding books. (Embassy Image)