Stuff the Bus Book Drive Toolkit


Click on the links below to find the resources available to help make your
Stuff the Bus book drive a success!


Options for purchasing books:

1. Local Bookstore
  • Beaverdale Books
    Beaverdale Books is a female-owned and operated bookstore. Call the bookstore at 515-279-5400 (Monday through Friday 10:00 - 5:30, Saturday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday Noon - 4:00), leave a message, or email to order specific titles or discuss large purchase options. They offer parking lot pick-up, home delivery, or $2.00 shipping.
2. Black-Owned Bookstore
  • Marcus Books As the nation’s oldest Black-owned independent bookstore celebrating its 60th year, Marcus Books’ mission is to provide opportunities for Black folks and their allies to celebrate and learn about Black people everywhere. Order online at or call 510-652-2344 to order over the phone. Allow at least one week for shipping.
3. Large Booksellers
  • − Visit this Amazon list for quick access to books from our suggested titles list.

4. Scholastic Book Fair
  • Feature a Scholastic Book Fair at your organization, either at your location or online. To set this up, contact Lisa Treptow at or 515-330-8558. Due to purchase timing and shipping delays, please plan accordingly if considering this as an option for your organization. Review this Scholastic Book Fair Flyer

Contact Anna Schaber at if there is anything United Way of Central Iowa can do to help you host a successful book drive. 

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