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We Need Books in Spanish

All of our books are donated, and 99% of those donated books are written in English. Yet, over 50% of the population The Free Books Project primarily serves is bilingual or Spanish-speaking. Will you help us do a better job of serving our communities by donating books in Spanish? As your friends, family, church, and […]

Free Events at The Free Books Place 2

This Saturday, Oct. 14, we’re back with another Events at The Free Books Place. Come join talented, passionate, and kind members of our community for some creativity and relaxation. Poet and community organizer Reet Starwind will lead an All Ages Poetry Cafe followed by an Art Meditation led by mixed media artists Nadine LaFond of […]

Free Events at The Free Books Place

The Free Books Project is kicking off our Free Events Series at The Free Books Place this Saturday, September 30! Artists and organizers will gather every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month to share their creativity and the joy of literacy with our community, and you’re invited! Featured guests will present music, literature, visual […]


Back-to-school time is such an active time, especially for all of our eager readers out there. We were lucky enough to greet students Pre-K through 5th grade at Forest Hills Elementary School yesterday. Witnessing kids, parents and caregivers, and teachers and administrators alike happy and excited to start the new school year brought a great […]

“Once in a blue moon” is better than never.

The Super Blue Moon is upon us. It will rise just after sunset today at 7:10 PM EDT and will set tomorrow morning just before the sun rise. A Blue Moon is when a calendar month has two full moons, and they’re pretty rare, hence the common phrase “once in a blue moon.” Even though […]

Meet Our Board: Maurice Hayman

Meet our Board Member,  Maurice Hayman, who received his bachelors in Public Relations form Saint Augistine’s University, where he became a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. He also received a Nonprofit Institute Certification from the University of Pennsylvania.   A multi-skilled professional with 15+ years’ experience in marketing and public relations, […]

Meet our Board: Susanne Rainier

Susan Rainier

Meet our newest Board Member Susanne Rainier, who earned her masters in Social Work from Rutgers University–Camden. After a fulfilling career in health and addiction, she retired in 2020. Susanne was delighted to discover The Free Books Project, a fun and rewarding way to spend her time. She loves to connect with people about reading, […]

Wood Lemon Clover Sorrel Goosefoot Lambsquarters, Yeah!

Reet is a regular patron of The Free Books Project, and stops by The Free Books Place often. He has many creative projects going on at any given time, so he’s always on the lookout for some good books that ignite his inspired mind. A lot of his awesome work can be found on the […]

Patterson in Prison

On Saturday, July 22, we set up a table with books on Haddon Ave outside The Free Books Place (you can take the “pop-up” out of the name but not out of the game) to encourage passers-by to come in and browse. As a woman, who we’ll call K, was scanning the table and her […]

Squash Soup for Your Thoughts?

I’ve been in upstate New York on a much-needed vacation, but that meant missing Saturday pop-ups at The Free Books Place. This past Saturday, I can’t tell you how nice it was to pull into the driveway at 9 a.m. and see three people already waiting for the doors to open. I know them. J […]