Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria is supporting the Casa Camino Real Bookstore, located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, near the US/México border, in facilitating a Refugee Book Drive in conjunction with the American Booksellers Association (ABA). Casa Camino Real Bookstore will disseminate books to refugee families. They will be working with the Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, and various hospitality centers on the US/México Border, including The Border Servant Corps (BSC), and El Calvario United Methodist Church based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as well as various sister organizations in El Paso, Texas: Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey, directed by Pastor Rose Mary Sánchez-Guzmán, Hope Border Institute and the Columban Mission Center.
The Refugee Book Drive needs books in Spanish for children and adults in all genres. You can help by purchasing a book on our site and shipping it to the address below. Some select/recommended titles are below, and other Spanish language titles are also accepted.
All books ordered should be shipped to:
Casa Camino Real Bookstore
314 South Tornillo Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
Read more about our efforts on the Manhattan Times.