The Cat in the Hat will pose for photos and read to any children who stop by the Edmonds Bookshop on Saturday, March 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. The event is a part of a literacy drive throughout the month of March.
To encourage new books donations to children in Washington state who have no new books in their homes, the Edmonds Bookshop will give a 20 percent discount throughout the month for any books purchased for this endeavor. Donors will be rewarded with entries each time they donate for two drawings, one at Comstock Jewelers and the other at Revelations Yogurt, where the book collection boxes are located.
On April 1 Revelations Yogurt will award a $5 gift card and a free cup of coffee, and Comstock Jewelers will hold a drawing for a diamond heart necklace valued at $372. Donors may enter at either or both locations each day they bring donated books.
The project is a part of the Seattle Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity.
Comstock Jewelers is located at 411 Main St., Revelations Yogurt is at 527 Main St. and the Edmonds Bookshop is at 111 5th Ave. S. Book collection is the entire month of March, but note that Comstock Jewelers is closed Sundays and Mondays.