Beers for Books

What is Beers for Books?

Beers for Books is a fundraising concept to support Room to Read's local language publishing program. Drink a beer (or other tasty beverage), create a treasured book for a child.

How can I help?

Beers for Books is something anyone can do anywhere!

Get involved and learn more about what you can do, wherever you are.

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PEEF posted a discussion

raffle idea

In New York, we've done much better with a raffle than we did with 10% of food and drinks.  Here's the idea: Craft beer is big now, and craft beer businesses are eager to promote themselves.  Find a bar that stocks many craft beers on tap and in bottles.  Request any Friday evening non-exclusively -- RtR guests will just mix in with regulars.  Request from the bar a gift certificate ($10, $50, $100, whatever) donated to the raffle prize.  Then, get a nearby microbrewery to donate to the raffle…See More
Mar 12
PEEF posted an event

Room to Read Beers for Books Party – for a cause at The Dive Bar

May 8, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us for a Room to Read Beers for Books party at classic craft beer specialist The Dive Bar.  Have a few beers and support a cause worth giving to -- children's literacy. Harlem Brewing Company (360 W 125th St.) and Noble Grains (313 E 95th St.) are joining The Dive Bar in generously donating a bag of craft beer goodies that we’ll raffle off in support of Room to Read. Good people, good drinks …and a good cause.See More
Mar 2
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Bubbles for Books @ Siciliana in Shichirigahama Vol. 5 at Siciliana

February 21, 2015 from 3pm to 11pm
ドリンク一杯の売上のうち100円がR2Rを通して現地語の本を1冊として、途上国の子供たちへ届けることが出来ます!(English below)きらきら光る春の海と泡と牡蠣!入場料の一部と追加ドリンク1杯(すべてのドリンクが対象)のうちの100円がルーム・トゥ・リード<http://japan.roomtoread.org/>に寄付され、発展途上国の子供達の支援(現地語書籍一冊分)へとつながります。今回は牡蠣に合わせてファーストドリンクにポメリーシャンパーニュもご用意!もちろん追加オーダーも出来ます。この機会に、ぜひフルートでお楽しみください!サンセットタイムにはLIVEもスタート♪…See More
Feb 16
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Beers for Books @ BAR Seamen's Club Ginza at Bar Seamen's Club

February 21, 2015 from 6pm to 11:30pm
(Scroll down for English) 今回のBeers for Books は、銀座歌舞伎座のとなりという最高のロケーションにあるBAR Seamen's Club(バー・シーマンズクラブ)様にご協力頂けることとなりました。Beers for BooksはRoom to Read をサポートするプログラムのひとつです。素敵な人達と素敵なレストランでお食事をしている間に、発展途上国の子供達に教育資金をプレゼントすることができます。皆様がドリンク(ソフトドリンクを含む全てのドリンク)をオーダーされる度に、発展途上国の子ども達がずっと大切にできる本1冊を作るための100円をシーマンズクラブ様が寄付してくださいます。ご予約は必要ありません。18時〜24時 (L.O. 23:30)…See More
Jan 26
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Room to Read Beers for Books Party – for a cause at Alewife

February 20, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us for a Room to Read Beers for Books party at hot gastropub Alewife (TimeOut magazine raves: “The beers are phenomenal.”)  Have a few beers and support a cause worth giving to -- children's literacy.  Rockaway Brewing Company (46-01 5th St., LIC) and the Beer Closet (5-37A 51st Av., LIC) are generously donating a bag of craft beer goodies that we’ll raffle off in support of Room to Read.  Good people, good drinks …and a good cause.See More
Jan 17
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Beers for Books Networking presented by Globis & BIJ in Tokyo at Las Chicas

January 29, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
(日本語のご案内はスクロールダウンしてご覧ください)Start 2015 off by building a stronger business network for yourself and a better future for children around the world.Beers for Books will join forces with Business in Japan and GLOBIS University to offer an evening of networking with Tokyo’s international business community, with proceeds benefiting Room to Read, an NPO supporting literacy and gender equality in education in developing countries.One Drink = One book! It really is that simple!For every drink purchased…See More
Jan 13
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Room to Read Beers for Books Party – for a cause at Alewife

February 20, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Join us for a Room to Read Beers for Books party at hot gastropub Alewife (TimeOut magazine raves: “The beers are phenomenal.”)  Have a few beers and support a cause worth giving to -- children's literacy.  Rockaway Brewing Company (46-01 5th St., LIC) and the Beer Closet (5-37A 51st Av., LIC) are generously donating a bag of craft beer goodies that we’ll raffle off in support of Room to Read.  Good people, good drinks …and a good cause.See More
Jan 7
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Dec 17, 2014
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Bonenkai for Books @ OnJapan Cafe in Harajuku at OnJapan Cafe

December 11, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
Please join us for a year-end celebration in support of Room to Read at our annual Bonenkai for Books! This year will be at the soon-to-open OnJapan Cafe, a travel-themed venue in the Cat Street district of Harajuku.As with all B4B events, for every drink you have OnJapan will kindly donate 100 yen to Room to Read's book publishing program and will fund one book for kids in places where they are most needed. Room to Read is an amazing NPO whose mission is to provide quality educational…See More
Nov 12, 2014
Christian Gray posted an event

Beers for Books @ The Lumberyard Tavern at Encinitas, CA

November 18, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm
You know how is works, enjoy fine food and beverages while raising funds and awareness for Room to Read... See you on Tuesday.See More
Nov 12, 2014
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Oct 21, 2014
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Beers for Books "Cambodia Night" @ Benny's Place in Yokohama at Benny's Place *5 minutes walking from the South Exit at JR Ishikawa-cho staion.

August 29, 2014 at 6pm to August 30, 2014 at 2am
Scroll down for English, please.次のB4Bはいつですかぁ?という多くの声にお応えして♡今回は、5年前にRoom to Read湘南チームが初めてB4Bを行った思い出のお店に、またご協力頂けることになりました。少し先ですが、今からチェックしておいてください♪Beers for BooksはRoom to Read をサポートするプログラムのひとつです。素敵な人達と素敵なレストランでお食事をしている間に、発展途上国の子供達に教育資金をプレゼントすることができます。この日、皆様がドリンク(ソフトドリンクを含む全てのドリンク)をオーダーされる度に、カンボジアの子ども達がずっと大切にできる本1冊を作るための100円をBenny’s Placeさんが寄付してくださいます。どなたでも何時からでもご参加いただけます。お食事をして頂くことが社会貢献に♪ 皆様お誘い合わせの上、是非お出かけください。<グラスに飲み物が注がれるたびに、子ども達の本棚がいっぱいになっていきます>日時:8月29日(金) 6:00p.m.〜2:00…See More
Aug 5, 2014
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Beer Garden for Books @ FooTNiK Nakano at THE FooTNiK Nakano in Nakano Central Park

August 1, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
(日本語は英語のあと鈴きます)Join us at THE FooTNiK zone in the largest Outdoor Beer Garden in Nakano for a huge mid-summer Beers for Books Celebration to benefit Room to Read!THE FootNiK is conveniently located just a few minutes from Nakano Station in a beautiful redeveloped park and the beer garden is spectacular. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us on August 1st for some summer Friday fun. We'll be enjoying the evening in support of Room to Read, an amazing NPO whose mission is to provide quality…See More
Jul 16, 2014
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Beer Garden for Books @ FooTNiK Nakano at THE FooTNiK Nakano in Nakano Central Park

August 1, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
(日本語は英語のあと鈴きます)Join us at THE FooTNiK zone in the largest Outdoor Beer Garden in Nakano for a huge mid-summer Beers for Books Celebration to benefit Room to Read!THE FootNiK is conveniently located just a few minutes from Nakano Station in a beautiful redeveloped park and the beer garden is spectacular. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us on August 1st for some summer Friday fun. We'll be enjoying the evening in support of Room to Read, an amazing NPO whose mission is to provide quality…See More
Jul 15, 2014
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Beers for Books x Far Yeast Tokyo @ League in Tokyo at League Ginza

July 11, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
(English follows)1杯のドリンクが、1冊の本に—アメリカ、イギリス、台湾など世界15か国で開催されているチャリティーイベント「Beers for Books」をLEAGUEで開催!ドリンクをオーダーすると100 円(=本1冊分)が寄付される仕組みです。寄付金は、NGO団体「Room to Read」を通じてカンボジアなど各国の子供たちのために現地語で書かれた良質な本の購入に充てられます。今回の協賛は“和の馨るエール「馨和 KAGUA」”を企画・販売する日本クラフトビール株式会社。今回は、この春発売の「東京」をテーマにした新作「Far Yeast Tokyo(ファーイースト トーキョー)」を樽生でご用意します!人気の「ハミングバードテーブル」がコンセプトフードをご用意。その他、ワインやソフトドリンクもあり。本格的な夏に向けて、クラフトビールの魅力や新作「Far Yeast Tokyo」のコンセプトや誕生秘話が聴けるトークセッションも予定しています。美味しいビールでチャリティーにも参加!—————————–日時:2014/7/11(金) 19:00~22:00参加費:…See More
Jun 19, 2014
 

One Beer, One Book

Welcome to Beers for Books

A great way to raise money for Room to Read & something anyone can do anywhere!

Beers for Books is a really simple idea to raise money for childhood literacy in developing countries. Fun and generous people everywhere are having a blast with the idea while creating books for kids that have limited access to educational resources.

The basic idea of "B4B" is that you find a cool bar/restaurant in your neighborhood which agrees to donate $1 for every drink sold on a specific night, you invite all your friends (and they invite all their friends), and every $1 funds a high quality local language book for kids via Room to Read. Since February 2009 we've held events on 4 continents and 15 countries to raise funds for books for kids just by hanging out and having a good time. It's an easy way to do good and learn about the amazing work of Room to Read with fun people.

Results Update: Since starting in February '09, the Beers for Books concept has funded over 200,000 books and the pace is accelerating.  B4B is something that anyone can do anywhere, so we've got lots of room left to grow if you get involved.

THANK YOU to all the thousands of great people who have made this happen in so many ways--organizing, promoting, supporting, encouraging, and just making it all fun and simple.

Coming Up:  See the "Events" section below for details on upcoming B4B  events. Also,stay tuned for launches of B4B in Portland, Hamburg, Asheville and more... Check the events section for more details, tell all your fun friends, and come on out!

Are YOU ready to organize a B4B event? Check out the Organizer's Manual available in the "Tools" section of this website--you can do it--it is simple and fun.

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The Japan 47 Prefecture & the US 50 State Challenge

Our Goal? To pass 500,000 books funded by B4B by the end of 2015. Also, we will have one Beers for Books event in every prefecture in Japan and fill the US map too. Next, the world... Please help us by organizing your own event and spreading the word about B4B!

 

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raffle idea

Started by PEEF in Ideas, comments & feedback Mar 12.

Post-Event Report - Montreal B4B

Started by Sandra Abi-Rashed in Ideas, comments & feedback Jun 18, 2010.

The 47 Prefecture Challenge 6 Replies

Started by Gary Bremermann in Organizers lounge. Last reply by Gary Bremermann Nov 28, 2009.

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