Edmonds book drive yields hundreds of books for children in need

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    Libby Scott, 8, reads to the Cat in the Hat at Comstock Jewelers in Edmonds.

    Jeweler Brian Comstock, along with the Seattle Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi, organized a month-long drive for new children’s books to be given to children in Washington state who have no books in their home.

    In true Edmonds community fashion, when the Edmonds Bookshop learned about the book drive, it discounted all books purchased for the cause. As a result, hundreds of books were donated to Page Ahead, an organization that ensures that new books are give to at-risk children.

    Although the contest officially ended Saturday, Comstock will continue to accept the books at his store on 411 Main St. and Pi Beta Phi will collect them and take them to Page Ahead.

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    1. It is fabulous that the Edmonds Bookshop jumped on the band wagon to help for this very important cause. GIve a child a love of reading and they can change the world.

    2. This is the best kind of small town spirit and generosity. Thanks to Comstock Jewelers, Edmonds Bookshop, and all who donated books. Also cheers for Page Ahead who put the books in the hands of needy children.

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